Summer holidays are the perfect time to admire the sky and play astronomers during the soft starry nights.

This month of July will still offer several visible phenomena without the need for advanced equipment, reports

Numerama

which lists the most notable.

The cycle of the Moon remains a must that always has its effect if the weather is mild.

This Thursday, July 7 will correspond to the phase of the first quarter of the Moon.

You can then admire a half-moon in the sky.

July 13 will be the full moon.

The visible side of it, from the Earth, will appear entirely illuminated by the Sun.

As for Wednesday, July 20, it will correspond to the last quarter of the Moon.

Finally, on Thursday July 28, do not look for the Moon in the sky, it will not be visible.

It will indeed be the new moon, when the star is between the Earth and the Sun and is therefore not illuminated.

Three notable conjunctions

Other notable phenomena include several promising "meetings" between the Moon and planets.

On Saturday July 16, you can observe a conjunction between the Moon and Saturn.

Tuesday, July 19, this time it will be between the Moon and Jupiter.

Finally, on Tuesday July 26, Venus will be “just below the lunar crescent”, specifies

Numerama

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We are obviously far from the exceptional alignment of the planets observed in June.

But the sight of clear summer skies is still a vacation staple.

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