By Heather Durham | June 30, 2021
Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s edition of Celestial Seasonings! In keeping with my musings in the June addition, I have added a graphic and the only video I could find pertaining to the meteor showers we are expecting this month. More time and research is needed. In the meantime, check out what’s available for your viewing pleasure this July.
July 1. The Strawberry Moon will be in its last quarter.
July 5. Mercury will be located at it’s farthest place from the Sun. Although we are in midsummer, the Earth will be located at it’s farthest point from the Sun.
July 9. Half of Mercury will be visible this morning.
July 12. The Moon and Venus will ascend to the right together.
July 13. Mercury will ascend to it’s highest location in the sky.
July 17. The first quarter of the Moon will appear.
July 23. The full Buck Moon will appear this evening. Bucks’ antlers grow this time of year.
July 24. The Moon and Saturn will ascend to the right and will be very close to one another.
July 25. The Moon and Jupiter will ascend to the right direction and will be close to each other.
July 28. The Piscis Austrinid meteor shower will peak today.
July 30. The Southern Delta-Aquariid meteor shower will peak today. These showers are very faint. The Alpha-Capricornid meteor shower will also peak today during which time you may see up to five meteors. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand but usually disintegrate before reaching Earth.
July 31. The last quarter of the Moon is this evening.
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