Opportunities for observation for August 2014:
04 august 2014 - Moon-Saturn occultation. Saturn 0.0 ° N of Moon at 12:54.
18 august 2014 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. Conjunctions are rare events in which two or more objects appear very close in the night sky. The two bright planets will come unusually close to each other, only a quarter of a degree on the sky in the early morning. Also, Beehive star cluster in the constellation Cancer will be only 1 degree away. Look to the east just before sunrise.
25 august 2014 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 16:13 GMT +2.
29 august 2014 - Neptune opposition. Neptune will be the closest to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. An opposition is when a planet is at an elongation of 180 ° and thus appears opposite to the Sun in the sky. This is the best time to observe Neptune. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue dot.
31 august 2014 -Moon-Saturn occultation. Saturn 0.4 ° N of Moon at 9:21 GMT +2.