Sky Events 2019

July

July 1: The globular cluster M22 in Sagittarius will be well placed for observation.

July 1: The open star cluster IC 4756 in Serpens will be well placed for observation.

July 8: The Capricornid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of about 2 meteors per hour.

July 9: First Quarter Moon

July 9: Saturn at opposition, in the constellation Sagittarius

July 13: The Moon and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 2°20′ to the north of Jupiter.

July 15: The Capricornid meteor shower will again reach its maximum rate of activity of about 2 meteors per hour.

July 16: The Moon and Saturn will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 0°13′ to the south of Saturn. 

July 16: Full Moon

July 21: The α–Cygnid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 4 meteors per hour.

July 24: Third Quarter Moon

July 29: The δ–Aquarid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 5 meteors per hour.

July 31: New Moon

August

August 2: The α–Capricornid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 2 meteors per hour.

August 6: The τ–Aquarid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 3 meteors per hour.

August 7: First Quarter Moon

August 9: The Moon and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 2°28′ to the north of Jupiter.

August 9: Mercury at greatest western elongation

August 12: The Moon and Saturn will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 0°02′ to the south of Saturn. 

August 13: The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 43 meteors per hour.

August 14: The globular cluster M15 (NGC 7078) in Pegasus will be well placed for observation. 

August 15: Full Moon

August 15: The globular cluster M2 (NGC 7089) in Aquarius will be well placed for observation.

August 21: The α–Cygnid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity of 4 meteors per hour.

August 22: Comet 168P/Hergenrother is forecast to reach its brightest in the dawn sky.

August 23: Third Quarter Moon

August 30: New Moon