Peter Lutken's August Sky Watch
Posted 08/11/2018 04:00PM
Sky Watch August 2018... from Mr. Lutken
Hope everybody is having a good summer! Nice to have some rain...even though we are in the "Dog Days" of August.
Evening skies: Four bright planets in the early evening after sunset! Venus is the brightest in the west; Jupiter follows to the south in Scorpio; Saturn is next in Sagittarius, and Mars is rising big and red in the east.
Perseid Meteor Shower August 11/12/13 if you are in the clear!
Full Moon on the night of the 25th-26th will be near Mars.
Morning skies: Fall and Winter stars (Orion and company) are up in the a.m. That's a good sign that fall is on the way!
AT THE QUARRY: Chimney Swifts fill the air, cicadas are singing, water is low........time to look for Green Herons hunting in the shallows (see photo)
Get ready to start your engines for the year, but don't forget to head outside and look around when you can…. PKL