Warm weather makes for pleasant stargazing, and the universe this year has already given us Comet Neowise (which is still barely visible but now has dropped to dimmer than 4th magnitude). Also, this year will give us the best Perseid show for the past few years coming right up on August 12th (more on that soon)! In the Northern Hemisphere, the Autumn cross-quarter or Summer Thermstice is celebrated on August 1 as Lughnasadh/Lammas/Lunasa. How will you be celebrating it? Astronomically, the event occurs on August 6th for those in the United States, but at that moment it will already be August 7th UTC.
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