The full moon will face serious competition on August 26th. Known as Sturgeon Moon, the Moon Spectacle will divide the sky with Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter at various points in the early morning and at night, (1
Mercury will rise at 4:46 pm I am in the East on the morning of the 26th of August and can be seen near the horizon for those living on the East Coast. Those who are not morning people can still observe moon watching when the moon rises at 8:01. Eastern the same night. As long as the moon is no longer full, it does not become visibly smaller. The Sturgeon Moon is also accompanied by a number of planets that will be visible throughout the evening.
Mars will rise on Sunday evening at 18:20 East and offer a vivid view until the next morning at 3:05. The red planet will be the brightest of the planetary appearances, offering "perfect visibility" to those on the east coast of the United States.
Stargazers who start early on Sunday evening will also catch Venus before going down at 21:10. Eastern, as well as Jupiter, which will be on display until 10:38 pm. East. In areas where there is less light pollution, Saturn will be visible most of the night, before being set east at 1:27 am on August 27th. In fine weather, this sky parade will be less visible without a telescope in areas with less light pollution. While a full moon often drowns out the appearance of planets in a bright sky, the apparent sizes of Venus, Mars, and Saturn mean that the storm moon must still be in the limelight.
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