August 2024

August 2024

August’s Moon | Close approaches There is a lot to see with August’s Moon in the West Australian night sky, including close approaches with Saturn and the Pleiades. Perseids Meteor Shower | 12th August The Perseid meteor shower is active from 17 July to 24...
Blue Moon | 20th August

Blue Moon | 20th August

The term blue moon has two definitions, depending on who you ask. In the 1930s, the Maine Farmers’ Almanac invented the name blue moon when it divided the year into four seasons, separating them with the equinoxes and solstices, giving a name to the three full...