Night sky highlights for July 2023

** What’s Up: July 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in July 2023?

Mars and Venus start the month close together, but part ways and head lower as July goes on. Mars appears very near Regulus in Leo on the 9th and 10th. Saturn and Jupiter rule the night, along with bright star Fomalhaut. And July is prime time for viewing the Milky Way core from dark sky locations.

0:00 Intro
0:12 Mars & Venus in the evening
0:31 Mars close to Regulus
1:07 Saturn & Jupiter in the morning
1:49 Fomalhaut’s debris disk
2:38 Viewing the Milky Way
3:17 July Moon phases

Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at….

** Tonight’s Sky: July 2023 – Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

In July, find the Scorpius constellation to identify the reddish supergiant Antares, which will lead you to discover a trio of globular star clusters. Keep watching for space-based views of these densely packed, spherical collections of ancient stars, as well as three nebulas: the Swan Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula, and the Trifid Nebula.

** What to see in the night sky: July 2023BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal what’s visible in the night sky this month, including Mercury and Venus, a (somewhat) brightening Jupiter, the Perseid meteor shower, minor planet Vesta, and Comet C/2020 V2 (ZTF).

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – July 2023 – Sky & Telescope Youtube

Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the July episode and take the measure of #Earth’s orbit; track down #mars, #mercury, and #venus, and take a poke at the celestial scorpion, #scorpious.

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See also

** What’s in the Night Sky July 2023 🌌 Venus Mars Conjunction | Noctilucent Clouds | Milky WayAlyn Wallace

** Night Sky Notebook July 2023Peter Detterline

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