Looking to the night sky in August

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Bob King, also known as Astro Bob, is putting a focus on the night sky in August, from two full moons to a meteor shower.

August has two full moon. The 1st of the month marked a Sturgeon Moon. The second one is a blue moon, which is on August 30.

“What’s really great is we got a full moon here, a full moon there, and sandwiched right in the middle we got the Perseid meteor shower,” Bob explains the name comes from its perceived starting point, the constellation of Perseus.

The meteor shower’s activity peaks on on Saturday, August 12 into Sunday morning.

However, the farther you go into the country the more meteors you’ll be able to see, going from 20 meteors per and hour to a meteor per a minute.