August Moon & Planet data for 2016


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 new
August 4 Venus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
August 4 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
August 4 Mercury 0.6 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 5 Venus 1.0 degrees north of Regulus
August 6 Jupiter 0.2 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 8 Spica 5.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 9 Moon at apogee
August 10 Moon first quarter
August 12 Saturn 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
August 13 Saturn stationary
August 14 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
August 15 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
August 16 Mercury greatest elong E(27)
August 18 Moon full
August 19 Neptune 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 22 Moon at perigee
August 22 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
August 22 Mercury 4.0 degrees south of Jupiter
August 24 Mars 4.4 degrees south of Saturn
August 24 Mars 1.8 degrees north of Antares
August 25 Moon last quarter
August 25 Aldebaran 0.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 27 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
August 27 Venus 0.1 degrees north of Jupiter
August 29 Mercury 5.0 degrees south of Venus
August 30 Mercury stationary
August 31 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth