Events for August 2014

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for August 2014. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for August 2014
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        (h:m)

Aug 02  11:26  Moon at Ascending Node 
    03  10:02  Mars 2.2°S of Moon
    04  00:50  MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 
    04  10:54  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    06  22:29  Venus-Pollux: 6.5°S
    08  16     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    10  17:43  Moon at Perigee: 356897 km
    10  18:09  FULL MOON 
    15  00:18  Moon at Descending Node 
    17  12:26  MOON AT LAST QUARTER 
    18  05:05  Venus-Beehive: 0.9°S
    18  06:48  Jupiter-Beehive: 1.1°S
    24  05:48  Venus 5.7°N of Moon
    24  06:09  Moon at Apogee: 406523 km
    25  14:13  NEW MOON 
    29  13     Neptune at Opposition 
    29  13:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
    31  19:21  Saturn 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    31  23:43  Mars 4.1°S of Moon

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak