Having passed Saturn and Antares, the Moon turns full amongst the southern-most stars of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. Meanwhile, the faint stars of Libra the Scales struggle to shine through the brilliant light of the gleaming Moon.
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10:38 UT – The almost full Moon passes Antares. (Naked eye, Scorpius, evening sky.)
16:19 UT – Full Moon. (Naked eye, Ophiuchus, visible all night. See images above.)
19:24 UT – Mercury is at aphelion. Distance to Sun: 0.467 AU (1% illuminated, magnitude 4.8, diameter 12.1”. Taurus, not visible)
The globular cluster M13, the Great Hercules Cluster, culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 5.8. Hercules, visible all night.)
Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.
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