Moon Phase: Last Quarter • Illumination: 54% • Moon Age: 21.78 days • Moon Distance: 396,451.49 km
June may be gone
but its sunrises linger on…
[above a topless sun! ;-)]
So here’s to beautiful sunrises
of this summer month.
• This month’s colors: Red, Pink, Purple & Green
• July Birthstones: Ruby, Carnelian
• Flowers associated with July: Larkspur, Tulip, Water Lily & Delphinium
• Words of the month: Happiness, Contented Mind
• Astrological signs: Cancer & Leo
July 4 • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 21.6 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
July 10 • New Moon at 01:17 UTC.
July 24 • Full Moon at 02:37 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Thunder Moon and the Hay Moon.
July 28, 29 • Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year. It’s glare will block block most of the faintest meteors. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
[info from seasky]
Eddie Sauter & Stan Getz
A Summer Afternoon
Stan Getz tenor saxophone
Steve Kuhn piano
John Neves bass
Roy Haynes drums
Alan Martin, Norman Carr, Gerald Tarack violin
Jacob Glick viola
Bruce Rogers cello
Eddie Sauter arranger
Hershy Kay conductor