The Moon wanes through the week to its new phase on Sunday, while autumn officially arrives in Canada with the September equinox.
Our Solar System’s distant gas giants Uranus and Neptune are the stars of the early week.
Celestial meetups, a minor planet at opposition and a new Moon for deep-sky gazing — it’s all in This Week’s Sky
After the Moon meets the bluish Pleiades and red Mars, it goes on its way to third quarter, allowing deep-sky objects to shine through
The Perseid Meteor Shower is the highlight of the week, peaking after midnight on Friday night, August 12, into the wee hours of Saturday morning.
As the Moon passes its first quarter, take a look at its dramatic features, like the Lunar X and Mare Imbrium’s “Golden Handle”
The Moon reaches its new phase this week, leaving the night sky clear for the Southern Delta-Aquariids meteor shower peak on Friday.
Watch this week as the Moon ages past its third quarter phase, passing Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Taurus
Look for the gas giants this week as Saturn meets the gibbous Moon and Jupiter re-enters the evening sky