Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29, 7:45 p.m. to 1:20 a.m. PDT


East of the Moon

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The bright planet Jupiter and a fainter Saturn will appear near the waxing gibbous moon on the night of Friday, August 28 into the early morning hours on Saturday. Starting at about 7:45 p.m. PDT, Jupiter will be visible above the Moon with Saturn to the left, in the south-southeast. On the West Coast, the trio will dip below the horizon one-by-one starting at about 2:20 a.m. PDT.

Learn more in this month's episode of NASA's "What's Up" video series:

Here's what you can see in the sky in August 2020. | Watch on YouTube

For more details and skywatching tips, visit NASA's Solar System Exploration website.

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Events are based on visibility in the Northern Hemisphere. Dates and clock times are for the Pacific time zone unless otherwise noted. Clock times are approximate and may vary depending on your north/south position in the U.S.