The Night Sky in July

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Here are the highlights of the July sky:

  • 9 PM western sky – Venus low in the west
  • 10:30 PM southern sky – Saturn moving toward the western horizon and setting after midnight
  • 11 PM southern sky – Scorpius constellation with the red supergiant Antares, and the globular cluster Messier 4 to the left of the star
  • 11 PM southern sky – Sagittarius constellation with the Teapot asterism and a number of interesting deep sky objects, including the Lagoon Nebula, Trifid Nebula, Omega Nebula, and the globular cluster Messier 22
  • 5 AM eastern sky – Mars and Jupiter rising together in the east
  • 2 AM eastern sky – Delta Aquarid meteor shower, with the radiant appearing in the direction of the star Delta Aquarii in Aquarius constellation, peaking on the night of July 28-29, with up to 20 meteors per hour

Related: July constellations

Source: HubbleSite Channel