Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars appear in the July sky Today’s Video of the Day from NASA reveals the incredible sights that will be visible in the night sky throughout July.
During the first week of July, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon will rise together a couple hours after sunset and will be most visible between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. They will make their closest appearance over the July 4th holiday weekend. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars appear in the July sky as seen above in the video showing the glow.
Jupiter and Saturn have 161 moons between them, and you can get a glimpse of Jupiter’s four largest moons with a basic pair of binoculars. You can also see at least one of Saturn’s moons with a basic telescope.
Mars will also be visible in July, rising just before midnight. Look for a bright object with a distinct reddish glow in the low east. On July 11, the Moon and Mars will appear very close together.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA