Area residents will be treated to celestial show in late July

Viewing Mercury, Venus and Mars this July


The month of July brings on a evening show in the night sky. Mercury, Venus and Mars will be seen just after sunset in the evenings. Mercury and Venus, the two innermost planets of the solar system, will be bright. Mars will also be seen, though it will be fainter. By the end of the month, Mars will disappear. Mercury, the smallest planet, will be visible low in the western sky.

Don Wiest, Superior, explains what to look for in the sky.

Look in the western sky soon after sunset in the constellation Leo the Lion to see Mercury, Venus and Mars from the 13th (star map to the left) until the...

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