NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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finder chart for Neptune, with the planet on one side of a simulated binocular view and the Moon on the opposite side. several bright stars in Aquarius are marked.
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August 2019 Edition
Chill Out: Spot An Ice Giant in August

Updated July 18, 2019

Is the summer heat getting to you? Cool off overnight while spotting one of the solar system’s ice giants: Neptune! It’s the perfect way to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Voyager 2’s flyby.

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This article is distributed by the NASA Night Sky Network, a coalition of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the US dedicated to astronomy outreach. Visit to find local clubs, events, stargazing info and more.

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Find out what's in the sky each month in this monthly video series by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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