The brand-new moon shows up on Sunday (Aug. 8), as well as 3 days later on a slim crescent moon will certainly pass Venus at night skies. It additionally comes equally as the Perseid meteor shower obtains much more extreme.

Since the four-day-old moon will certainly not be really intense, skywatchers do not require to stress over it rinsing the fainter meteors when the shower comes to a head on Thursday (Aug. 12). It additionally establishes that evening by regarding 10:30 p.m. regional time in mid-northern latitudes, leaving the meteors to beam the majority of the evening.