Mandatory Look! Here's a schedule of events August 2017 Sky

We finally arrived also in August, a month which is great for photographing milky way. In August, we also had the opportunity to observe an Eclipse of the Moon, the planets of the solar system, and the meteor shower. When and how to observe it? We have arranged the schedule below!

Mandatory Look! Here's a schedule of events August 2017 Sky

August 3, 2017: the conjunction of Saturn moon

In early August, we can see the emergence of the planet Saturn which seems to appear adjacent to the Moon since both are on the point of conjunction with each other. The month-old 11 days will be about 3 ° 25 ' from Saturn in the views of Earth.

To observe it, this celestial pair can be observed from 8:30 pm local time, your area, when both were at an altitude of 57 ° above the horizon Southeast of your area. Both will then reach the highest point in the sky at a local time at 20, i.e. at an altitude 74 ° above the southern horizon.

Either Saturn or Months will continue to be observed until at around 02.05 pm local time when they are immersed in 8 ° above the horizon in the West. The moon will be shining at magnitude-12.3 and Saturn with an apparent magnitude of + 0.1. In the view of the naked eye, Saturn will just seem like a bright golden yellow star, you need a telescope to see the ring.

7-8 August 2017: Partial Lunar Eclipse

There will be a partial Lunar Eclipse visible from all over Indonesia on 7-8 August 2017. The Eclipse will begin at 22:51 GMT (August 7, 2017), when the moon first entered the region of the shadow of the Earth is called the penumbra. As a result, the brightness of the Moon will start to Dim slightly.

A partial eclipse will last from 8 A.M till 23:02.18 GMT, while the peak of the Eclipse will occur at approximately at 12 PM EST when 24% of the surface of the Moon that faces Earth would be in Earth's umbra shadow so it appears dark.

A partial Lunar Eclipse is very easily visible to the naked eye without the aid of optical devices. However, binoculars or a telescope will provide an incredible view when you use it. Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are entirely safe to be seen without the need to use filters.

When the peak of the Eclipse occurs, the moon will be at altitude 67 ° above the horizon in the West. Lunar eclipses happen because of the Earth's own orbital cut between the Moon and the Sun, thereby blurring the sunlight received months to finally produce a shadow onto the surface of the moon. A round shadow of the Earth on the Moon's surface when the peak of the Eclipse is enough to prove the Earth was round bottom.

August 13, 2017: Meteor Shower Perseid

Have you ever seen the sky events form meteor shower? On August 13, 2017, the meteor shower will peak Perse. The intensity at the height of this meteor shower will reach 80 meteors per hour. However, the intensity is only valid for observations made in a very dark sky conditions without light pollution and sunny weather.

When you looked at it in urban areas or locations of light pollution levels are high, then his intensity will decrease until reaching only 10 meteors per hour only. Light pollution makes the meteor-meteor Dim and small will not be clearly visible.

Unfortunately, at this year's Summit, Perse coincides with the convex Month aged 21 days, the light intensity will increasingly make the emergence of meteor-meteor on meteor shower Perse will decrease.

However, for those of you who like to observe it, you can start the observation at 04.00 in the morning local time. Menghadaplah North point radians meteor shower is located in the 03h00m recta ascension, declination + 58 °, 20 ° above the Northern horizon.

Meteor shower Perse comes from debris left by the Comet Swift-Tuttle. Each of the 13 August, Earth's orbit brought it crashing the line former comets entering the ruins until the Earth's atmosphere and then burnt into a meteor.

August 19, 2017: the conjunction of Venus with the Moon

Before sunrise on August 19, 2017, we can observe a thin Crescent that accompanied the planet Venus bright in the sky of the East. At the moment of conjunction, Moon and Venus will just 2 ° apart from each other in the view from Earth.

We can observe it started at 05.00 in the morning local time. In the view of the naked eye, Venus will appear like the brightest star and not flickering. The moon will be shining at magnitude-10.1 while Venus with a magnitude-4. Both would be in front of the constellation Gemini.

August 22, 2017: Total solar eclipse

If last year in Indonesia, then this year's total solar eclipse will be observed in the United States. In addition to the superpower that, there is no other location could observe it, including Indonesia. The United States was the only country that had the opportunity to observe a total solar eclipse.

The main reason why this total solar eclipse can not be observed in Indonesia was due to occur when Indonesia was already night. Because the Earth is round, Indonesia is being turned away from the Sun when the Eclipse occurs.

Total solar eclipses happen when the entire face of the Moon blocking the Sun causing the area crossed by the line of the Eclipse will be pitch dark for a moment. The peak of a total solar eclipse occurred at 01:26 PM EST with totality duration reaches 2 minutes 40 seconds.

August 25, 2017: the conjunction of Jupiter by the Moon

This is a good time to find the planet Jupiter! The month-old 4 days post-a total solar eclipse will be visible is 3 ° 17 ' from Jupiter in view of our Earth.

If you want to observe it, a glimpse into the Western Sky one hour after sunset on August 25, 2017. You will find a thin Crescent Moon and the existence of objects like a yellowish light of bright stars not flickering which is the planet Jupiter. Both of these heavenly bodies could continue to be observed up to 3 hours 7 minutes after sunset or at around 21:00 local time.

You need a telescope to see Jupiter clearer complete with stripes. At the moment of conjunction, the moon will be shining at magnitude-10.7 and Jupiter with 1.8-magnitudo. Both would be in front of the constellation Virgo.

Well, that's the sky events that will occur throughout August 2017. Which events are you most been waiting for?

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