The Moon tonight

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Tonight is the New Moon of August. Its name is with the Lynx moon or the Grain moon. The grain moon is obvious. With harvest underway the workers will work late under the light of the moon. Lynx is a little less obvious and could relate to Anglo-Saxons seeing the kits of the Lynx out hunting for the first time or relate to Lux the latin for light meaning the light moon.

Between now and the first quarter you will be able to see Saturn at its closest and brightest between 9pm and 1am in the south between the 2nd and the 3rd of August. On the 11th of August there will be a close approach of Venus and the moon visible from about 8:30pm for an hour. From the 12th to the 13th you will be able to see the Perseid meteor shower.


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