From gazing at the moon to looking to the skies to try and spot the International Space Station, astronomy is becoming ever more popular. And thanks to NASA, you won’t miss a trick this month as the US-based space agency has revealed what to look out for as the nights get longer.
This planetary pair were even closer back on August 9 but this will still be a really pretty spectacle this month.
If you are up early and can step outside for a look, they will only be a couple of degrees apart.
This means they will appear in the same field of view, if you look through a pair of binoculars.
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“The star is approximately 25 light years away. This means the star is actually relatively close to Earth.
“And it is still surrounded by a disk of debris – a common feature for star during their planet-forming phase.”
Fomalhaut can be found lying low in the south, a couple of hours after sunset, to the left of Saturn and Jupiter.
Since it is both bright and low in the sky, it sometime appears to flicker from atmospheric turbulence.
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