There’s plenty to spot this month over Merseyside if skies stay clear.
This July will see one of the longest lunar eclipses in over a century.
The total phase of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes and will occur on July 27th.
However, on Merseyside the total blood moon lunar eclipse will be visible for less time, 54 minutes, if skies are clear.
The total eclipse will start at 9:21pm lasting until 10:13pm on Merseyside.
— SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) June 26, 2018
Mars will approach earth in the closest pass in 15 years this month.
As Mars will be closer than usual this will mean the red planet will be 10 times brighter than usual, making it a very good opportunity to spot it.
Experts say the best time to view mars is in the early hours of the morning before sunrise.
Mars will be bigger and brighter this month in closest approach for 15 years and it will be visible on Merseyside https://t.co/zbya9Upk6i
— Wirral Weather (@Wirral_Weather) July 4, 2018
Jupiter will be best viewed just after sunset for a round 3 hours.
After this it starts to set and visibility will be reduced.
July is a perfect month for viewing Saturn and as it is directly opposite the sun, it will be clearly visible on a clear night.
The planet will be up most of the night, peaking at around 12:30am.
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