In the Sky

On July 20, the bright “star” near the moon is Jupiter

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the Moon

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What's Up for July 2018

What can you see in July's night skies? Mars opposition on the 27th, when Mars, Earth and the Sun all line up, and Mars' closest approach to Earth since 2003 on the 31st. That means great Mars viewing, though dust storms may obscure details.

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    Spot the Station

    Choose your state, then city to see when the International Space Station can be seen crossing the sky.


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