SKY SIGHTS AHEAD: The evening moon passed by Mars yesterday; tomorrow, the moon will be below the planet Saturn. The moon is full on July 12 at daybreak (6:26 a.m.) so the moon will appear nearly full on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
There are two predawn planets – brilliant Venus and dimmer Mercury. Find a site with a flat eastern horizon and look about 5 a.m. Mercury will be below and to the left of Venus.
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