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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘July 22’

Earthsky Tonight—July 23, Jupiter appears to stop,

Earthsky Tonight—July 23, Jupiter appears to stop, then change direction

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Jupiter may be a giant planet, but compared to Earth it moves like an oxcart in the race around the sun. The Earth’s average speed is about 67,000 miles an hour, while Jupiter lumbers along at less than half that speed, or about 29,000 miles an hour. Because of its faster speed and shorter distance to go around its orbit, our Earth laps Jupiter about once every 13 months. It is a lot like a fast racecar in the inner track ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 22, Shaula and Lesath near the

Earthsky Tonight—July 22, Shaula and Lesath near the moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you can see Antares and the moon – and if your sky is unobstructed in the direction toward the southern horizon – you might be able to pick out a graceful looping stream of stars, despite the moonlit glare. These stars represent the Scorpion’s curved Tail. They are the reason Scorpius has been identified as a Scorpion by stargazers. Now notice two stars in the Scorpion’s Tail, Shaula and Lesath. Together, these ... Full Story

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