Here are the top 3 astronomical events you should look up for in July
Penumbral eclipseA penumbral lunar eclipse isn’t as exciting and definitely not as noticeable as a total lunar eclipse. When the moon completely moves through the earth’s shadow it is known a total lunar eclipse. The penumbral lunar eclipse starts at 11:07 p.m. and lasts until 1:52 a.m. Planets galoreThrough the middle of July, the planets will continue to put on a show in the morning sky. The evening star will now rise in the morning joining Jupiter, Saturn and Mars through the month.
Look Up! Supermoon, planets to dazzle Monday’s sky
ORLANDO, Fla.- – March’s full “worm” moon will be a supermoon, meaning the moon is full while also in perigee, or closest approach to Earth. Monday’s supermoon will appear to be the second-biggest full moon of the year. The March full moon is referred to as the worm moon because the ground begins to thaw and earthworms soon reappear for spring. Before sunrise, opposite of the supermoon in the western sky, will reside four planets in the east. Your photo comes right into the Pinpoint Weather Center!
Early risers: Planetary alignment to provide early-morning treat Thursday
ORLANDO, Fla. – A few planets have been prominent in the early-morning sky recently and that will continue again Thursday. Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will be aligned and the crescent moon will come out to play. Look southeast an hour before sunrise and the four bodies will put on a show, depending on the weather. RPMClouds and even a few showers will be around Thursday morning, but if there are breaks in the clouds, look up!
Mark your calendars: Top astronomical events of 2020
ORLANDO, Fla- – The transit of Mercury highlighted the 2019 astronomical calendar and once again in 2020, planets will steal the show. The moon puts on a bright display first with the first supermoon of 2020. They will be joined by a crescent moon Dec. 16 and reach their closest point Dec. 21. The two planets won’t be this close again until 2040. The next total eclipse will be a lunar eclipse in 2022.
Moon, Venus, Saturn put on evening show this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla.- – There will be breaks in the clouds, but it will be a battle across Central Florida to see a couple of planets in our evening sky. Shortly after sunset Saturday, Venus will hang out with the crescent moon. As usual, Venus will be the brightest object in the sky. Closer to the horizon, a dimmer Saturn will. The moon will move further away from Venus Sunday.
Bright planets take over Central Florida sky this weekend
Orlando, Fla- – The two brightest planets in our sky will join together for a second time this year. Over the pasts several nights, Jupiter and Venus have been inching closer to each other and this weekend, will put on a show in the evening sky. After sunset, look southwest and the two brightest objects in the sky will quickly grab your attention. Saturn will also be in view over the weekend. Look up and to the left of Venus and Jupiter and you will find a dimmer Saturn in comparison.