Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tonight's Sky for July 7: Saturn Sets 5 Hours, Jupiter and Venus 2 Hours After the Sun

It's the month of the plunging planets as is reflected by the 3 for 1 deal being described for today. For starters, Venus and Jupiter are both setting roughly 2 hours after the Sun, which means that anyone wanting to get a look at them had better hurry up as the 1-2 hour after sunset window is often the last opportunity to just go out, look up, and say “there it is!” before optical aid starts being a necessity. Interestingly enough, Saturn also sets just about on an even hour after the Sun, 5 hours as of tonight, meaning that there are still plenty of opportunities to catch it under a dark sky. 

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