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Transit of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, 1:02.2 UT, 10th August, 2010.

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New Moon, 4:08.2 UT, 10th August, 2010.

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Transit of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, 5:10.9 UT, 9th August, 2010.

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A celestial treat on Sunday greeted star gazers as three planets of the solar system formed a triangle in the sky.
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Mercury is at Aphelion (distance to sun: 0.467 AU), 11:06 UT, 8th August

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Venus is close (2.7) to Saturn, 11:35 UT, 8th August 2010.

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Lunar Crescent visible, 5.20 UT, 8th August 2010.
46.6 hours before new moon, 5.5% illuminated.

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Highlights:
7 August: Venus, Mars and Saturn form a triangle in the south-western sky.
9 August: New Moon.
12-13 August: Perseids meteor shower.
16 August: First quarter moon.
17 August: A waxing gibbous moon is two degrees above the star Antares in southern evening sky.
17-18 August: Venus is 1.5 degrees below Mars in early evening south-western sky.
24 August: Full moon.


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Mercury At Its Greatest Eastern Elongation (27 Degrees), 7th August 2010.

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