Venus past its maximum elongation on June 4 and has been steadying losing altitude after sunset. Since the Earth orbits the Sun faster than Mars, it has been falling behind us and it is starting to appear to fall back behind the sun.
July 3 (Mon) Full moon
July 4 (Tue) Moon at Perigee
July 17 (Mon) New Moon
July 20 (Thu) Moon at Apogee
July 21 (Fri) Sun enters Cancer
One of Canada’s foremost writers and educators on astronomical topics, the Almanac has benefited from Robert’s expertise since its inception. Robert is passionate about reducing light pollution and promoting science literacy. He has been an astronomy instructor for our astronauts and he ensures that our section on sunrise and sunset, stargazing, and celestial events is so detailed and extensive it is almost like its own almanac.