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Jupiter is stationary: Getting Retrograde (relative to equator) at 17:39 UT, 30th August, 2011.



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Mars rise in the constellation Gemini at 0:03.1 UT, 29th August, 2011.   
New Moon (diameter: 32.920') at 3:04.1 UT
Mercury rise in the constellation Leo at 3:30.9 UT.   
Moon rise in the constellation Sextans at 5:42.0 UT.   



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The Sun enters the zodiac sign Virgo at 11:21 UT, 23rd August.



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Last Quarter moon at 21:54.5 UT, 21st August, 2011.



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Tonight the near quarter Moon is near to Jupiter in the constellation Aries.



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Mars rise in the constellation Gemini at 00:09.1 UT, 19th August   



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Mercury is in conjunction with Venus (5.9°) at 23:21 UT, 16th August, 2011.



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Venus is at superior conjunction, (Distance to earth: 1.731 AU) at 12:05 UT, 16th August, 2011.



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The month of August was named to honour the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar for his military victories. But initially August  only had  30 days. July, named after Julius Caesar had 31 days. So to satisfy the ego of an emperor a day was taken from February, leaving it with 28 days, and giving August 31 days.
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Mercury, at magnitude 4.1, makes its closest approach to the Earth (distance to earth: 0.605 AU) at 18:55 UT, 13th August, 2011.



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