|Volume: 03, Issue: 16||08/10/2005|
Put Your Astronomy Skills Into PracticeThe August skies present a perfect opportunity for science enthusiasts to brush up on their astronomy skills. Several events will light up the night skies in the coming days, including the Perseid meteor showers and three planet appearances.
Perseid Meteor Showers
The largest planet in our solar system is visible in the August skies as well. Just as the sun is setting, look for Jupiter right beside the Moon. The pair can be seen keeping one another company in the western skies. (View the NASA skymap Ė photo three in the left column.)
Venus is in the area, too. It will be visible in the western skies near the constellation Leo at the time of sunset.
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