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July is going to be the most interesting month for astronomy lovers. From double planetary opposition to a double meteor shower, this month is packed with captivating astronomy events. Not to discuss the penumbral lunar eclipse on July 5. Apart from these celestial events that will occur for a few hours, you can relish the sight of all the planets in the night sky throughout the month. Here is how you can watch them.
Mercury has recently passed in front of the Sun in its inferior solar conjunction. Observing the planet at the beginning of the month will be challenging. As the month advances, the angular separation in between the two will increase. On July 23, it will reach its greatest separation from the Sun when it will be at its greatest western elongation. will shine vibrantly at mag 0.1.
The night sky of July is ruled by the mighty Jupiter. Shining bright at mag -2.7, Jupiter will be at opposition on July 14. During opposition, the world can be found in a straight line with the Earth and the Sun. The Earth will be in the middle. Jupiter will also make its closest method to Earth on July 14 making it the very best time to enjoy the gas giant. Jupiter is presently in Sagittarius.
Jupiter rises a number of hours after sundown and reaches the greatest point in the sky after midnight. It is then lost in the radiance at sunrise.
After Jupiter makes its closest technique to Earth, it's time for the Lord Of The Rings. Saturn will be at opposition on July 21. On this event, it will be about 82.5 million km closer to us than the typical range. The opposition likewise marks the very best time to enjoy the ringed beauty.
Saturn increases a couple of hours after sunset and becomes visible after 21:30 in the east. It then reaches its acme in the sky after midnight. Saturn is fainter than Jupiter, at mag 0.1 in Sagittarius.
Uranus And Neptune
Uranus just recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. It rises after midnight in Aries at mag 5.84, making it invisible with the naked eye.
Neptune is currently emerging from behind the Sun. It rises around 23:11 in Aquarius. At mag 7.87, it is invisible with the naked eye.
In order to locate the worlds quickly, ensure you download any one of these astronomy apps. Delighted sky looking!