Appearance of Venus and Jupiter above the western horizon for this season is nearly over now. On the 1st of August both the planets set before the end of astronomical twilight. However, Saturn is well above the south-western horizon at the time of sunset and sets almost an hour past midnight. If the the sky clears up then it will offer and excellent view of Saturn. On the night of 22nd Aug nearly half illuminated Moon can be seen right above Saturn.
By the month end Mars and Venus would reappear above the eastern horizon just before the break of dawn but can only be seen with some difficulty.
Mercury (Budha) moves Cancer, the Carb (Karka) to Leo, the Lion (Simha) on 1st and then to Virgo, the Virgin (Kanya) on 23rd of August.
Venus (Shukra) moves into many constellations this month. On the 4th it moves from Leo, the Lion (Simha) to Sextant and then to Hydra, on 11th. On 14th it is back in Leo and then to Cancer on 19th.
Mars (Mangal) moves from Gemini, the Twins (Mithuna) to Cancer, the Crab (Karka) on 6th . Mars passes through Beehive from 20th to 22nd of August.
Jupiter (Guru) remains Leo, the Lion (Simha) this month
Saturn (Shani) remains in Libra, the Scale (Tula).
The Sun moves from Cancer, the Crab (Karaka) to Leo, the Lion (Simha) on 11th
Phases of the Moon (timings in IST hh:mm)
Last quarter: 07-Aug 07:32
New moon: 14-Aug 20:23
First quarter: 23-Aug 01:01
Full moon: 30-Aug 00:05
d h m (time is in IST = GMT + 5.5) 2 15:32 Moon at perigee 3,62,139 km 7 07:32 LAST QUARTER 7 13:03 Mercury 0.5N of Jupiter 8 01:52 Mercury 0.9N of Regulus 9 05:06 Aldebaran 0.7S of Moon 10 16:42 Moon furthest North 11 21:10 Jupiter 0.4N Regulus 13 08:01 Mars 5.4N of Moon 14 20:23 NEW MOON 14 23:16 Venus 4.5S of Moon 15 13:49 Regulus 3.1N of Moon 15 15:30 Jupiter 3.5N of Moon 15 17:03 Venus inferior conjunction 16 18:46 Mercury 1.9N of Moon 18 08:02 Moon at apogee 4,05,849 k.m. 20 02:10 Spica 4.0S of Moon 22 23:16 Saturn 2.5S of Moon 23 01:01 FIRST QUARTER 25 08:46 Moon furthest South 27 03:29 Jupiter at conjunction 30 00:05 FULL MOON 30 20:51 Moon at perigee 3,58,290 k.m.