August Moon & Planet data for 2015


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during August. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

August 2 Moon at perigee
Neptune 2.8 degrees south of the Moon
Saturn stationary
August 5 Uranus 0.9 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 7 Moon last quarter
Mercury 0.5 degrees north of Jupiter
Mercury 0.9 degrees north of Regulus
August 8 Aldebaran 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 10 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
August 11 Jupiter 0.4 degrees north of Regulus
August 13 Mars 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
August 14 Moon new
Venus 4.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 15 Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
Jupiter 3.5 degrees north of the Moon
Venus inferior conjunction
August 16 Mercury 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
August 18 Moon at apogee
August 19 Spica 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
August 22 Saturn 2.5 degrees south of the Moon
Moon first quarter
August 25 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
August 26 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
Jupiter at conjunction
August 29 Moon full
Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
August 30 Moon at perigee
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth