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USPS Star Calendar for 24-30 July 17 July 2011

Posted by amedalen in July 2011.
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24 Jul    Brilliant magnitude -2.4 Jupiter is about 4 finger-widths to the moon’s right before dawn.

25 Jul    The Pleiades Cluster is less than 2 finger-widths to the moon’s left just before dawn. Less than one-third of the moon’s surface is illuminated. [Binoculars]

26 Jul    Aldebaran is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right before dawn. Mars is 1.5 fist-widths to the lower left. About 20 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

27 Jul    Mars is only 1 finger-width to the moon’s lower left this morning. Less than 20 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

28 Jul    Low in the east before dawn, magnitude 0.6 Betelgeuse, the brightest star in the constellation Orion, is 1.5 fist-widths to the moon’s right. Mars is 1 fist-width to the upper right. Try to spot magnitude 3.2 mu Geminorum less than 1 finger-width above the moon. Less than 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated. [Binoculars]

30 Jul    New moon at 1840 UT

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