July 5, 2014

Southern Cross Stargazer for July 6-12, 2014

In the evening dusk, bright Jupiter follows the setting sun. The King of the Planets will cruise behind the sun and emerge in the eastern morning twilight in mid-August, very close to brilliant Venus. Eastbound Mars drifts closer to the star Spica, both in Virgo in the south-southwest. Mars has receded to 93 million miles away from Earth. Corvus, the Crow, glides toward the southwestern horizon.

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