As the sky darkens, the sky comes to life. Stars appear as if by magic, and a giant light rises into the sky to illuminate it all. July is a month of heat and fun in the sun and the start of summer. It is also the month when we celebrate the founding of the United States of America.
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The annual celebration means multiple things to many people, and it is unique for a multitude of reasons. The globe, while appearing full, is actually starting to wane away from the Earth, but we cannot see it with human eyes. For it to be completely full, it and the Earth need to be perfectly in line with each other.
Called after the buck by the Native American’s, you can watch male deer start to grow their antlers before the mating season starts. You will also see some amazing storms pass through the month. The month also starts signaling to farmers of the past and present that it is time to start haying their fields.
Astrologists of the past noted the position of Mars and the Sun in relation to Pluto, the Eye of the night, as a possible danger to regular people. Hot or intense energies can become unstable during this month and cause relationship problems to grow worse.
The month also celebrates how easy it is to see other unique sights. Sagittarius is easier to see in the full bright light, and the light of a full sky of stars backs it. You will also see it during the daylight hours as it will remain almost full through the tenth. If you live down in the southern half of the United States, you will better see the buck in the sky because of the tilt in the Earth Axis.
When to Watch the Night Sky
If you choose to live further south of the equator, such as in Australia, you will miss out on the incredibly bright sky. Because of the way the Earth rotates and tilts on its access, it will be daylight for the Australians as the sky brightens for those in the Southern half of the United States.
It is the perfect opportunity for everyone to stay up late and enjoy the beautiful sight. You will also get to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn as they will just as bright as everything else that month.
While you follow this event, you can also watch for the Partial penumbral eclipse. This is when the resulting shadow of Earth covers the Eye of the night. You can watch the night sky disappear as the Earth’s shadow crosses it from when the sun goes down.
Watching the sky all year long can help you to learn about the weather as well as the change of seasons. The upcoming month is full of things to learn about astronomy and history from around the world. All you need to do is stay up late on Saturday the Fourth for the start of a month-long show.