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What’s that in the Sky for July 2011 July 2, 2011

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Astronomy.
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Pleiades

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For all you night owls

Saturn is following the sun into the western horizon and will disappear before bedtime. If you are up at around midnight you can see Jupiter rise in the east.

The Scorpion will be easily seen high overhead and is worth going outside for a look. Look for a long curving row of stars and then his nippers and tail will be very obvious.  Let the Moon be your guide on the 11th when she will be between his nippers.

 

For all you early birds

By the early hours before dawn Jupiter will be visible high overhead. The reddish light of Mars will be seen rising in the east. You may lucky enough to see Aldebaran in the eye of the Bull, and to his left is the beautiful cluster of the Pleiades sitting low on the eastern horizon.  On the 24th July there will be a  conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter. Then by the 28th the thin crescent Moon will have moved next to Mars. Both are beautiful sights. But you will have to be up early! Brrrrr.

 

News from the Stars

Time Zone AEST

1st July New Moon in Cancer with Solar Eclipse at 6.55pm            

2nd July Mercury enters Leo

4th July Venus enters Cancer

10th July Uranus goes retrograde in Aries

15th July Full Moon in Capricorn at 4.40pm

23rd July Sun enters Leo

29th July Venus enters Leo

29th Mercury enters Virgo

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