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On a clear night, you can see...
We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
Should you wish to communicate with Arthur, please email him at:  arthur.black10@btinternet.com
The Night Sky
 
July 2017:
 
3rd At 9.11pm Earth reaches its furthest point from the Sun – 152 million km.
6th Moon lies near Saturn in the South.
14th Venus passes the star Aldebaran in the morning.
20th Crescent Moon near Aldebaran in the morning with Venus well to the left.
25th Crescent Moon is to the left of Mercury in the dusk twilight.
28th Waxing Moon close to Jupiter.
 

Mercury – (-1 to +0.5) – View with binoculars in the North West an hour after Sunset along the horizon.
Jupiter – (-1.8) – Lies in Virgo in the west and sets around midnight.
Saturn – (+0.2) – Sets around 3am. View with a small telescope not only its rings but its largest moon Titan in Ophiuchus.
Neptune – (+7.8) – Rises in Aquarius around 11pm in the East.
Uranus – (+5.8) – Follows Neptune at midnight in Pisces in the East.
Venus – (-4.0) – is now unmistakable shining brilliantly and rising 3 hours before the Sun.
Mars – lost in the Sun’s glare this month.
Milky Way – We are treated to great views of the Milky Way riding high in the sky from now until mid winter.

Constellations – Midnight at the beginning of July/11pm mid July/10pm end of July:
Virgo – West
Libra – South West
Scorpius – South
Sagittarius – South
Capricornus – South East
Aquarius – East
Pisces – East
Perseus – North by North East
Auriga – North
Leo – North by North West

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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