What To See and When
There are some excellent websites that provide information for what's in the sky tonight and for the days ahead.
'skyatnight' is not going to try and re-invent the wheel when it comes to these predictions and wishes to direct you to some very helpful sites that assist in this area.
When best to see these planets?
At the moment many of our planets are out early morning just before sunrise
(click a planet below and then select your planet from the picture strip
then use the slider to change the time of day, or scroll down to pick your planet)
(credit - 'TimeandDate')
MONDAY JULY 4TH
DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!
During it's orbit around our Sun the Earth is as at it's farthest from the Sun today (aphelion)
FRIDAY JULY 22ND
Mars sits above right to the moon tonight (east/north east), look from about 00:40 BST
WEDNESDAY JULY 13TH
During 2022 the moon is at it's closest to Earth at 19:38 BST so the best full moon of 2022
THURSDAY 28TH JULY
New moon so a great night for star gazing and catching those planets and comets without a bright moon around
THURSDAY 14TH JULY
Look up the details for the comet 'C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) go to:
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/large-comet-c-2017-k2-panstarrs-summer-2022/ as it makes its closest approach to planet Earth on July 14
Check out the latest at the links below....