Last Updated on July 3, 2023 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller
Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:
Check this link for what’s up in July.
Mars and Venus start the month close together, but part ways and head lower as July goes on. Mars appears very near Regulus in Leo on the 9th and 10th. Saturn and Jupiter rule the night, along with bright star Fomalhaut. And July is prime time for viewing the Milky Way core from dark sky locations.
Also, see the phases of the Moon for July.
Credits: NASA/JPL, Preston Dyches
On Independence Day, enjoy looking at some amazing images captured by NASA’s incredible telescopes here.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Image Credits: Sonoma State Univ./A. Simonnet; NASA
Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State Univ./L. Townsley et al.; IR: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI/JWST ERO Production Team
Text credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, E. Noyola, R. Cohen
Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI