AUGUST 2020 SKY EVENTS: Month ushers in the Perseids, more planets and nebulae as NEOWISE bids adieu
August begins with the curtain call of a bright comet’s remarkable display last July—the Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE.
The first few days of the month will be the last chance to see Comet NEOWISE, which will be at its highest in the sky. Catching it now may prove difficult, since the days will lead up to a full moon on August 3rd but there’s no harm in trying, right? It’s a historic visit, and we won’t be seeing this cosmic wonder in our neighborhood for 6,800 years!
With the comet’s goodbye, August may seem to start off anti-climactic, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Remember, the eighth month of the year is famous for hosting one of the best meteor showers!
Read on and mark your calendars for August’s sky events! read more