With a Clear Sky Forecast, we have a chance to catch a falling star this weekend. The Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet 96P/Machholz, source of the annual delta Aquarid meteor shower. We might see 15 an hour. If you are up late scan the constellation Aquarius after midnight. Red Antares shines lower right of the waxing gibbous Moon Saturday evening. Before and during dawn Monday morning, Jupiter is closest to Aldebaran. They're 4.7° apart, with Aldebaran to Jupiter's lower right. It is finally August! Looking forward to Fall and some cooler temperatures! Wednesday, August 1: The Full Moon is tonight (exact at 11:27 p.m. EDT). The Moon is in dim Capricornus. Shining high above it is Altair. With summer in full swing, the Summer Triangle approaches its greatest height in the evening. Face east and look almost straight up after nightfall. The brightest star there is Vega. Toward the northeast from Vega (by two or three fist-widths at arm's length) is Deneb. Toward the southeast from Vega by a greater distance is Altair.
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