Monthly Stargazing Calendar for July 2014

This month might be a fairly quiet one, in relation to astronomical occasions. Nonetheless by the top of the month, on the evening of July 28 and 29, the Southern Delta Aquarids meteor bathe will peak. It is a mean bathe that may produce as much as 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The meteors originate from particles left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The bathe runs yearly from July 12 to August 23, however probably the most meteors can been seen in the course of the peak. Because of the skinny crescent moon we should always have a terrific present this 12 months. Meteors will seem to radiate from the constellation Aquarius, however can seem wherever within the sky.

Moon phases

As you recognize, the moon has a huge impact on the visibility of celestial our bodies within the evening sky. So listed below are the moon’s phases for this month:

Moon Phases Calendar July 2014

Positions of the planets this month

Mercury: The closest planet to the Solar could be seen at daybreak and nightfall travelling throughout the constellations of Taurus and Gemini. This planet, being the closest to the Solar, will seem to maneuver rapidly within the evening sky and its place will change within the following weeks.

Venus: The sister planet could be seen between the constellations of Taurus and Gemini. Identical to Mercury, Venus can solely be seen at daybreak and nightfall.

Mars: The purple aircraftt could be seen within the constellation of Virgo.

Jupiter: The gasoline big is seen between the constellations of Gemini and Most cancers. Jupiter can simply be noticed with the bare eye, even in extremely illuminated cities.

Saturn: The ringed big could be seen with the bare eye in the constellation of Libra.

Uranus: The gasoline big could be seen in the constellation of Pisces with the usage of a telescope.

Neptune: The blue big requires a telescope pointed within the constellation of Aquarius with a purpose to be seen.

Main astronomical occasions subsequent month

  • August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Bathe.
  • August 18 – Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
  • August 29 – Neptune at Opposition.


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