Mountain Skies: Moon And Two Planets Appear Before July 4 Fireworks


Last updated 7/1/2019 at 2:56pm

The Planets

Mercury and Mars are quickly disappearing from the evening sky along with Venus in the predawn sky. As the earth continues to pull away from Mars, that brilliant red “star” from last summer, is finally heading into the evening sunset. By Labor Day, the red planet will be behind the sun only to reappear in the predawn sky in late September. For the next few nights, Mars is joined by little Mercury, which began an evening appearance in late May and is now diving into the evening sunset to pass by the sun in inferior conjunction on July 21. So, early this week we can spot them...

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