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Sky Chart For The Month of July, 2019

ASTRONOMICAL BULLETIN FOR JULY 2019

The Moon

New Moon occurs on 3rd at h. 00-46 I.S.T.

First Quarter occurs on 9th at h. 16-25 I.S.T

Full Moon occurs on 17th at h. 03-08 I.S.T.

Last Quarter occurs on 25th at h. 06-48 I.S.T.

 

 

The Lunar Crescent becomes first visible after the New Moon day in the evening of 4th.

The Moon is at Perigee or nearest to the Earth on 5th and at Apogee or farthest from the Earth on 21st.

The Moon passes about 1½º south of Venus on 2nd, about ½º north of Mars on 4th, about 3½º north of Mercury on 4th, about 2½º north of Jupiter after midnight of 13th i.e on 14th, about ½º south of Saturn on 16th, about 4ºsouth of Neptune on 21st, about 5º south of Uranus on 25th and about 4½º north of Mercury on 31st.                                               

Eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Sun: The phenomenon will occur on 2nd – 3rd July 2019. The eclipse begins at h.22-25 I.S.T. on 2nd and ends  at h.03-21 I.S.T. on 3rd .The eclipse will not be visible in India.

Partial Eclipse of the Moon: The phenomenon will occur on 17th July 2019. The eclipse begins at h.01-32 I.S.T. and ends at h.04-30 I.S.T. The eclipse will be visible in India.

 The Earth

The Earth approaches the Aphelion position in its orbit or reaches farthest from the Sun on 5th.

                                                                                                                             The Planets

Visibility of Planets:

Mercury: The planet sets about 1½ hour to 1 hour after sunset upto 10th of the month. Thereafter it becomes too close to the Sun to be visible upto 29th of the month. It again rises about 1 hour before sunrise for the remaining days of the month. The motion of the planet becomes Retrograde with respect to the Earth from 8th and it is in Inferior Conjunction with the Sun on 21st.

Venus: The planet rises about 1 hours to ½ hours before sunrise upto 22nd of the month. Thereafter it becomes too close to the Sun to be visible for the remaining days of the month.

Mars: The planet sets about 1½ hours to 1 hours after sunset upto 10th of the month. Thereafter it becomes too close to the Sun to be visible for the remaining days of the month.

Jupiter: The planet sets before sunrise throughout the month. It sets about 1½ hour to 2 hour before it upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hour to 2½ hours before it upto second quarter of the month, about 2½ hour to 3 hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 3 hours to 3½ hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Saturn: The planet rises from ½ hour after sunset to close to sunset time upto first quarter of the month, being in Opposition with the Sun on 9th. Thereafter the planet sets about ½ hour to 1 hour before sunrise upto third quarter of the month and about 1 hour to 1½ hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Uranus: The planet rises about 1 hour to ½ hour after local midnight upto first quarter of the month, about ½ hour after local midnight to close to it upto second quarter of the month, from close to local midnight time to ½ hour before it upto third quarter of the month and about ½ hour to 1 hours before it for the remaining days of the month. The planet is in Quadrature with respect to the Sun on 30th.

Neptune: The planet rises about 1½ hours to 2 hours before local midnight upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 2½ hours before it upto second quarter of the month, about 2½ hours to 3 hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 3 hours to 3½ hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Conjunction of Planets:

Mercury passes about 40 south of Mars on 7th.

Venus passes about 6º south of Pollux (Punarbasu) on 23rd.

Mercury passes about 5½º south of Venus on 24th.

Mercury passes about 11½0 south of Pollux (Punarbasu) on 26th.

Planets

Planets in Zodiacal Constellation

Magnitude

Mercury (Budha)

Moves from Cancer (Karkata)  to Gemini (Mithuna) on 30th (Retrograde)

+1.0 to +5.4

+5.4 to +2.4

Venus (Sukra)

Moves from Gemini (Mithuna) to Cancer (Karkata) on 23rd.

-3.9

Mars (Mangala)

Remains in Cancer (Karkata).

+1.8

Jupiter (Brihaspati)

Remains in Scorpion (Vrischika).

-2.6 to -2.5

Saturn (Sani)

Remains in Sagittarius (Dhanus).

+0.1

Uranus

Remains in Aries (Mesha).

+6.0

Neptune

Remains in Aquarius (Kumbha).

+8.0


Source : : Director

Positional Astronomy Centre

India Meteorological Department

Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091.