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Jupiter pairs with the moon this weekend

7/12/2019, 6:31:19 PM

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Clear skies are expected for a large portion of the country through the weekend. So, many will see the the nearly full moon. It will pass very close to Jupiter this weekend as well.

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You can't miss Jupiter, it is the second-brightest object in the night sky. Only the moon shines brighter. Venus is brighter than Jupiter, but is only visible during the early morning hours.

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The full moon is Tuesday night. The full moon in July is known as the thunder moon. But, we are calling it the Half Blood thundermoon. There will be a partial eclipse. When the moon is eclipsed, it has a blood-red look. The eclipse Tuesday night will only be visible in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Enjoy your time outdoors this weekend. Thanks for readking! Just look up; you never know what you will see!

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