In the July skies, the coolest Superluna of the year – space and astronomy

The July sky brings with it the coolest supermoon of 2022, while the Earth will reach its maximum distance from the sun and to make summer evenings even more suggestive, even the brightest stars arrive at this time of year: these are the most anticipated astronomical stars according to the signals of the Union of Italian Amateur Astronomers (Uai). ).

It was the first date in July 4 It’s 9.00 Italian time, when it was The Earth was at its farthest orbit point from the Sun (aphelion), at a distance of 152,098,501 kilometers. The history on which this phenomenon occurs is highly variable. Suffice it to say that in 2021 the Earth reached its apogee on July 5, in 2020 between July 5 and 6, in 2019 between July 4 and 5, in 2018 on July 6 and in 2017 on July 3.

July event there SuperlunaOur natural satellite will be at its closest orbit point to Earth this morning July 13 (at a distance of 357,263 kilometers) and after about nine hours, It’s 20.37 will reach full moon phase.

Visible so far only in the hours before sunrise, i planets they will start It also appears in the evening At the end of July, starting from Saturn: in the last days of the month it will be possible to get acquainted with the eastern horizon around 22.00; Jupiter It is approaching the best-observed period and at the end of the month it will begin to rise before midnight, remaining observable throughout the second part of the night. The giant of the solar system continues to stay outside the traditional signs of the zodiac and remains throughout the month in the constellation Pisces; also Mercury It will appear again in the evening, but it will be very low on the western horizon and difficult to spot.

The planets will also be visible in their planets conjunction with the moonsuch as Saturn (July 15), Jupiter (July 18-19), Mars (21), and Venus (26).

Finally, the constellations in the summer sky will begin to appear, with stars as bright as Arturo del Bootes and Vega della Lira, one of the vertices of the classic summer triangle, along with Altair dell’Aquila and Deneb del Cigno.

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