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What’s that in the Sky? Seeing Astrology in Action August 1, 2012

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Astronomy.
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News from the Stars

2nd Aug Full Moon in Aquarius

7th Aug Venus enters Cancer

8th Aug Mercury goes direct in Leo

18th Aug New Moon in Leo

23rd Aug Sun enters Virgo

24th Mars enters Scorpio

31st Full Moon in Pisces. This is the second Full Moon in one month and is known as a Blue Moon.



What’s that in the sky?


For all you night owls


Mars and Saturn are slowly moving down to the western horizon and will be gone by 10.30pm. Let the Moon be your guide when she moves close to them on the 21st and 22nd August.


The bright star close by is Spica which is the wheat in the hand of the constellation of Virgo. The Scorpion is high overhead and easy to see. Let the Moon be your guide when she is between his nippers on the 24th. Look south to see the Southern Cross lying on its side.




For all you early birds


Venus and Jupiter are still visible, but no longer close together.  Venus is the brightest one as she is so close to us. Jupiter may be the biggest but he is far away.


Let the Moon be your guide when she will be near Jupiter on the 12th August and near Venus on the 14th.


The bright star close to Jupiter is Aldebaran in eye of Taurus the Bull and if you look to the left you can see the Pleiades also known as the 7 Sisters.


The Southern Cross may be difficult to see in hilly country or those with street lights as it is nearly on the southern horizon.