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Canada Day.
Canada Day.
Jul 1 all-day
Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province Continue reading →
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W. J. M. Rankine born, 1820 (d. 1872).
W. J. M. Rankine born, 1820 (d. 1872).
Jul 5 all-day
W. J. M. Rankine born, 1820 (d. 1872).
Prof William John Macquorn Rankine (/ˈræŋkɪn/) FRSE FRS LLD (5 July 1820 – 24 December 1872) was a Scottish mechanical engineer who also contributed to civil engineering, physics and mathematics. He was a founding contributor, with Rudolf Clausius and William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), to the science of thermodynamics, particularly focusing on Continue reading →
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G. Gould born, 1920 (d. 2005)
G. Gould born, 1920 (d. 2005)
Jul 17 all-day
Gordon Gould (July 17, 1920 – September 16, 2005) was an American physicist who is widely, but not universally, credited with the invention of the laser (Others attribute the invention to Theodore Maiman). Gould is best known for his thirty-year fight with the United States Patent and Trademark Continue reading →
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New Moon (10:33 MST).
New Moon (10:33 MST).
Jul 20 all-day
New Moon (10:33 MST).
By the modern definition, New Moon occurs when the Moon and Sun are at the same geocentric ecliptic longitude. The part of the Moon facing us is completely in shadow then. Pictured here is the traditional New Moon, the earliest visible Continue reading →
Saturn at Opposition (15:00 MST).
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Delta-Aquariids Meteor Shower.
Delta-Aquariids Meteor Shower.
Jul 27 all-day
Delta-Aquariids Meteor Shower.
Delta-Aquariids Meteor Shower The Delta Aquariids are active beginning in mid-July and are visible until late-August. These faint meteors are difficult to spot, and if there is a moon you will not be able to view them. If the moon Continue reading →
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Pre, Start, Maximum, End and Post-Totality (TLE2018), by Anthony Ayiomamitis, Greece. This beautiful sequence shows the blood moon waxing and waning on July 27, 2018.