August Moon & Planet data for 2017


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 apogee
August 3 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
August 3 Uranus stationary
August 4 Moon southern most declination (-19.4 degrees)
August 5 Pluto 2.4 degrees south of the Moon
August 7 Moon full Eclipse
August 9 Neptune 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 12 Mercury stationary
August 13 Uranus 4.1 degrees north of the Moon
August 15 Moon last quarter
August 16 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 18 Moon northern most declination (19.4 degrees)
August 18 Moon at perigee
August 19 Venus 2.2 degrees north of the Moon
August 21 Mars 1.5 degrees north of the Moon
August 21 Moon new Eclipse
August 21 Regulus 0.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 22 Mercury 5.8 degrees south of the Moon
August 25 Saturn stationary
August 25 Jupiter 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
August 26 Mercury inferior conjunction
August 29 Moon first quarter
August 30 Moon at apogee
August 30 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 31 Mercury 3.5 degrees south of Regulus
  • 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.
  • 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