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Need A Break From Planet Earth? Look Up! Planets, The Milky Way And A Blue Moon Dot August Skies03:29
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Friends look at the Milky Way galaxy rising in the night sky in Kuwait's al-Salmi desert, 120Km north of the capital, on Aug. 9, 2021. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images)
Friends look at the Milky Way galaxy rising in the night sky in Kuwait's al-Salmi desert, 120Km north of the capital, on Aug. 9, 2021. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images)

In need of a break from the worries and woes of planet Earth? Consider looking up!

The August night skies are filled with bright stars, planets and even a blue moon — all visible even without a telescope.

Sky & Telescope senior editor Kelly Beatty describes some of the celestial sights to Here & Now Scott Tong.

Where to find Jupiter and Saturn in the August sky. (Sky & Telescope)
Where to find Jupiter and Saturn in the August sky. (Sky & Telescope)

This segment aired on August 20, 2021.

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