In the Sky This Week – July 25, 2017
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Eastern predawn Sky July 25, 2017 5 AM

Venus in the Predawn Eastern sky. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Venus is still bright in the eastern predawn sky, but a little bit lower each morning. The constellation Orion is rising with the dawn; a little more of the constellation visible each morning.

Crescent Moon at Sunset July 25, 2017 9 PM

Crescent Moon at Sunset on July 25th. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

A wafer-thin waxing crescent Moon will be visible for a short time after sunset in the west on July 25th.

Southern Sky July 25, 2017 10 PM

Jupiter and Saturn in the Southern Sky after Sunset. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Jupiter is visible low in the southwestern sky, and will be a little lower in the sky each evening after sunset. Saturn is high in the southern sky, and is a great target for telescope observers.

Conjunction July 28, 2017 11 PM

Jupiter will be 3° South of the Moon - July 28th After Sunset. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Jupiter will be a scant 3° South of the Moon after sunset on July 28th.

First Quarter Moon July 30, 2017 10 PM

First Quarter Moon - July 30th. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

The Moon will be at First Quarter on the evening of July 30th, surrounded by Jupiter and Saturn, and the Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower peaks on July 29-30th; this would be a great evening to host an astronomy outreach event!

Overhead - July 25, 2017 11 PM

Overhead - July 25, 2017 11 PM. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

The Solar System July 25, 2017

The Solar System on July 25, 2017. Image credit: NASA Eyes on the Solar System / Bob Trembley

Apps used for this post:

Stellarium: a free open source planetarium app for PC/MAC/Linux.
NASA Eyes on the Solar System: an immersive 3D solar system and space mission app - free for the PC /MAC.


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