August prime month for sky watchers, experts say

Jul 31, 2008 Read more: www.mywesttexas.com

For self-described astronomy nerds who'd rather gaze at ceiling projections of star charts than catch the latest "Batman" flick, August is likely to be a thrilling 31 days.

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In northern latitudes the aurora borealis

named after the Roman goddess of the dawn,

Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind,

Boreas is a common occurrence, especially from September to October and from March to April.

The aurora borealis is also called the northern lights since it is only visible in the North sky from the Northern Hemisphere.

Interestingly, the aurora has been observed on both Jupiter and Saturn

most clearly with the Hubble telescope.

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