Have you been gazing aimlessly up into the sky lately?
Many of us have some extra time on our hands as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
But your gaze will be aimless no more, thanks to this August sky guide from the Shoalhaven Astronomers.
Comet Neowise, which passes us only once every 6000 years, may be visible with the naked eye after 8pm at night, but you will have better luck if you take some binoculars - and they will help you spot its dust tail.
On August 5, Neowise, comet Lemmon and comet PanSTARRS will come close together.
If you have been following them coments with your binoculars, Venus is worth a look. The bright star looks like a crescent moon through a telescope, thanks to its position betweenthe earth and the sun. It rises a little after 3.30am.
For those without binoculars, the Perseids meteor shower will continue until August 24. There isn't much more peaceful than watching shooting stars on a quiet night.
The evening sky continues to be dominated by bright Jupiter and Saturn, who are approaching one another in the constellation Saggittarius. And Mercury can be seen just an hour and a half after the sun goes down.