Waxing Gibbous Moon, July 2018

July 24th, 2018, 9:15 p.m. local time

A nearly Full Moon was on clear display tonight, lighting up a pleasantly mild July evening.  Saturn was close, just below the Moon, but I opted not to try to bring them into the same picture.  Worth noting is that four planets were visible in the night sky at this time: Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars, though Mars had just peeked over the horizon and was far out of my viewing range.

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One thought on “Waxing Gibbous Moon, July 2018

  1. We drove home from the Eastern Iowa airport after 10 pm last night. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn w/Moon, and bright Mars all stretched across the Earth’s sky. It was impressive to see all 5 at once. We recalled the conjunction of the Moon with Mercury, Venus, then Jupiter from the more recent days.

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