August 23, 2021: Later during the evening the moon appears in the region of stars that have tail names.
August 22, 2021: Brilliant Evening Star Venus continues to step through Virgo after sundown. It is to the lower left of Spica and near Porrima and Zaniah.
August 21, 2021: Bright Jupiter is near the Blue Moon this evening. The lunar term has several definitions.
August 20, 2021: Five bright planets are visible after sunset this evening. During the next few evenings, a month before the Harvest Moon, get a preview of the harvest moon effect.
August 19, 2021: The moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter span the sky this evening shortly after sunset.
August 19, 2021: Jupiter is at opposition this evening. It shines brightly in the sky nearly all night long.
August 18, 2021: Mercury passes Mars in a difficult-to-see conjunction during bright evening twilight. This is the closes conjunction of the two planets until 2032.
August 17, 2021: One evening before their close conjunction, Mercury moves toward Mars. The gap between them is 1.1° this evening.
August 16, 2021: Mercury and Mars are visible through a binocular during bright twilight. As night falls, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are visible. The gibbous moon is near Antares.
2021, August 15: Through a binocular, the slightly gibbous moon is 4.6° to the lower right of Graffias and 4.4° to the upper right of Dschubba.