6 Storm Team Starwatch: Mercury visible during the early mornings this week

6 Storm Team Starwatch

Welcome to the 86th edition of 6 Storm Team Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted every week that will list events happening in the sky!

Tuesday, July 6th – Thursday, July 8th 2021

If you are an early riser the next several mornings you will be able to see the waning crescent Moon near Mercury (Sky & Telescope). Additionally, the star cluster the Pleiades will be visible as well as the bright star Aldebaran (Sky & Telescope). Make sure to look East-Northeast to see this (Sky & Telescope). The image below shows what to look for in the sky.

Image Courtesy of Sky & Telescope

Friday, July 9th 2021

Tonight after twilight look for the two brightest stars of summer, Vega and Arcturus (Sky & Telescope). Vega will be towards the East and Arcturus toward the Southwest depending on where you are located (Sky & Telescope).

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