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USPS Star Calendar for 27 June to 3 July 20 June 2010

Posted by amedalen in July 2010, June 2010.
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28 Jun
The moon is low in the southwest with Sagittarius about to set to its lower right an hour before sunrise. Altair is 2½ fist-widths to the upper right. Four fist-widths to the left is magnitude 1.3 Fomalhaut.

30 Jun
An hour before sunrise, the moon hangs high in the south, midway between Altair, 3 fist-widths to the upper right, and Fomalhaut, not quite as far to the lower left. Jupiter is far to the upper left, about 4 fist-widths away.

1 Jul
Saturn
, Mars, Regulus and Venus form a line from upper left to lower right just above the western horizon at sunset. To the upper right, the Big Dipper sits with its handle above the bowl. The moon is at apogee, 63.51 Earth-radii away.

2 Jul
The midpoint of the year occurs at 1200 UT.

3 Jul
Look high in the southeast just before sunrise to find Jupiter 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left.

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