FP trendsJuly 8, 2021 20:16:33 IST
The stargazers of the stars are here this month as you have a long list of exciting events organized for you. It includes meteor showers, Venus observed after sunset and planetary connections, July is an astronomer’s delight.
See the dates and times of all these astronomical events:
- Thursday, July 8: A very short time before sunrise, the moon is placed several finger widths to the left of the bright spot of mercury. The Moon and Mercury are close enough to see the binoculars, but the star characters must remember to turn their optics away before the sun rises.
- Friday, July 9: Today, the moon officially reaches a new phase. It is the right day for astronomers to look at the moon when it can no longer be observed from anywhere on Earth.
- Sunday, July 11: The noon day shines 6.5 degrees to the celestial northwest of two planets – Venus and Mars. Before they settle around 10pm, the constellations can grab a trio as they consist of interesting landscapes.
- Monday, July 12: In the evenings, Venus and Mars meet in very close contact. While both planets travel east in their orbits, it appears that Venus is kissing Mars as it reaches and passes each other.
- Friday, July 16: For a few hours in the sky, Lunar X will display star characters. According to Space.com, the Lunar X is located on a terminal where it is predicted to evolve and then gradually fade over time.
- Saturday, July 17: Today, the moon fills its orbit in the first quarter around the earth. Usually in the first quarter, the moon rises around noon and falls around midnight, so it appears in the afternoon daytime sky. On the same day, Pluto reaches the opposition for 2021. During this time, the earth is placed between Pluto and the sun. It minimizes our distance from the outside world.
- Sunday, July 18: An asteroid named Pallas stops its regular eastward motion and begins a backward loop that lasts until early November. In star players, the asteroid and stars appear in one telescope.
- Tuesday, July 20: This is a special day because it is the 52nd anniversary of man’s first steps into another world. Today, six crew Apollo missions were sent to different areas of the moon for testing.
- Wednesday, July 21: Today, the bright planet Venus shines above Regulus, a major twin star in Leo. Both can be seen through binoculars throughout the week.
- Friday, July 23: The moon reaches its full phase, commonly referred to as the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, or Hay Moon. It always shines in or near the Sagittarius or Capricorn stars.
- Saturday, July 24: Skywatchers can see a natural satellite shining very brightly between and between the bright Jupiter on the left and Saturn on the right. The trio offers a pleasant widescreen image for those interested in the opportunity.
- Sunday, July 25: Today, the Moon’s orbit moves toward Jupiter. The pair is visible through binoculars all night.
- Thursday, July 29: This special day will feature the annual Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Show, which runs from July 21 to August 23.
On the same day, Mars follows in the footsteps of Venus. They appear after sunset, and Venus shines brightly. Observers from Central Europe, the Middle East, and most of Asia can also see Jupiter crossing small round black shadows at the same time on July 29th.
- Saturday, July 31: For the second time in July, the moon will reach its third quarter stage. This six-night week is the best time to observe deep sky destinations.