Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Night Sky Show

Have you been cooped up indoors the past few days because of the dangerous heat? Well after last night's cool front, high temperatures this week will stay in the low- to mid-90's. Although this is still hot, the plus-side of our hotter-than-normal Summer is that evenings can be comfortably warm for outdoor activities. No sweater (or sweat) required! And tonight is one of those nights where skies should be mostly clear and temperatures in the 80's after sunset at 8:24 p.m. in Richmond. The just-past Full Moon will rise at 8:40 p.m. in the East, so looking West, your view will be excellent of several planets aligned:

This alignment will shift a little over the next week, but still provide great viewing of the planets, so keep looking west after sunset when the skies are clear.

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