Lovely evening temperatures combined with a ton of night-sky activity make July a great month to be lying under the stars. Stargazing events worth checking out in July!
July 4 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
A slight darkening of the moon as opposed to coppery beauty of total lunar eclipse. Eclipse starts at 11:07pm EST. Alive for 2 hours, 45 minutes.
July 8 – Venus Shines Brightest
“Morning Star” will reach greatest brightness. Super shine at magnitude of -4.5.
July 11 – Mars & Moon Get Together
The Red Planet has a close approach with waning gibbous moon. Duo will rise together at midnight EST. Viewed best through a telescope.
July 14 – Jupiter Flexes
Jupiter will reach opposition. Big & bright in Earth’s sky, in line with Earth & Sun.