Sunday, July 9, 2017

EarthSky News - July 9 - Last Night's Moon, Top Stories

July 9
Last Night's Moon,
Top Stories This Week
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See it! Photos of last night's full moon

Favorite photos of the July 2017 full moon from EarthSky friends around the world. Thanks to all who submitted to EarthSky or posted to EarthSky Facebook!
Your calendar says full moon is July 9?
That's because most calendars use Universal Time, or standard time on the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, London, UK. 
Juno to buzz Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Humanity's 1st up-close and personal view coming tomorrow.
Solar minimum is coming

Low ebb in 11-year sunspot cycle expected 2019-2020. This post had more comments than any other this week!

July guide to the bright planets
Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn all appear at nightfall. Venus shines exclusively in the morning sky. Mars is lost in the sun's glare.
Do you have what it takes to live on Mars?
Always thought you'd like to go? Check out this video.
How do I see anticrepuscular rays?
Next time you see crepuscular rays - sunrays - turn around.
Moon's dark side faces Earth
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Your calendar says full moon is July 9?

Last night's nearly full moon – July 8, 2017 – rising over southern England, via Steve Pond. A nearly full moon rises in twilight. A day or so after full moon, you'll see the moon rising in darkness.

See it! Last night's full moon

Susan Gies Jensen in Odessa, Washington captured this shot last night at 9:07 p.m. as the moon turned full for the U.S. West (full moon was 4:07 UTC on July 9; translate to your time zone).
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