"Jupiter and Saturn both unmistakably brighten southern skies on clear nights in August. The Moon dances past both planets from August 9th through August 11th."
 
New Moon: Thursday, August 1st
 
First Quarter: Wednesday, August 7th
 
Full Moon: Thursday, August 15th
 
Last Quarter: Friday, August 23rd

"The usually strong, active, and viewer friendly Perseid Meteor Shower will peak Monday-Tuesday August 12th-13th. Very bright moonlight will hamper viewing weather permitting."