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USPS Star Calendar for 26 June-2 July 19 June 2011

Posted by amedalen in July 2011, June 2011.
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26 Jun    Jupiter is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s right this morning. They rise a little more than 2 hours before the sun. About 25 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

27 Jun    The waning crescent moon lies midway between Jupiter, 1.5 fist-widths to the upper right, and magnitude 1.4 Mars, the same distance to the lower left. The Pleiades Cluster is 3 finger-widths above Mars.

28 Jun    The moon is nearly 2 finger-widths above Mars this morning. With your binoculars, try to spot magnitude 4.5 37 Tauri between them. They rise a little more than two hours before the sun. The Pleiades Cluster is 1 finger-width above the moon.

1 Jul    New moon at 0854 UT

2 Jul    Today marks the year’s midpoint. Mercury is 3 finger-widths to the upper right of the thin waxing crescent moon tonight. Less than 5 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

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