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The Night Sky in July! 2 Jul 2023 What to look out for in the night sky from Eynsham.

The Night Sky in July!

This is not intended to be comprehensive - it is a quick guide to help you find a few things in the night sky without any equipment - just your eyes.

All of these are very bright and easy to find when walking around the village.

The planets

Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen this month. Venus is looking impressive in the even sky at sunset. These planets can be seen easily.  At sunset the evening appear to be the first stars.

The full Moon is on the 3rd - it rises in the East around 10:30pm and will be close to the horizon - giving it an illusion that it is bigger..

There are some well placed and bright International Space Station passes (ISS) this month. Go out at these times and look West - it takes about 5 minutes to pass over. There are many more this month -

  • 9th - 23:42 
  • 10th - 22:51
  • 11th - 23:38
  • 12th - 22:49

I have made or found the following charts to help you find: -

  • Phases of the Moon
  • The Moon Illusion
  • 7th Mars and Venus
  • 9th Mars and Venus
  • 12th Moon and Venus
  • 14th Saturn
  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Constellation Scorpius Perseids Meteor shower



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