By Brian Lada Meteorologist and Staff Writer
With the onset of the calendar, the stars prepare for a month full of astronomical events ranging from total eclipse to dueling meteor showers
Here are the five astronomical events to be recorded on your July Calendar:
1. Total Solar Eclipse
When: July 2
Day will turn into a night through the southern hemisphere of 2 July, when the sun, the moon and the earth are aligned during a full solar eclipse. This is the first complete solar eclipse anywhere in the world after the "Great American Eclipse" on August 21, 2017.
A large part of the eclipse will occur in most of the unopposed Pacific southern Pacific but will end in South America.
There is no need for a telescope to see Saturn, but looking through one eyepiece will reveal the famous rings on the planet.
Two weeks after the moon casts its shadow on Earth, the roles will be reversed, as the shadow of the Earth drives
3. Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse
The Darkness of Darkness
People in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and South America will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse on the night of July 16 in the early morning of July 17 if weather allows.
Full moon rises over the 5th century BC. Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounio, south of Athens, Monday, August 7, 2017 More than hundreds of ancient sites in Greece, but not the Acropolis in Athens, and the museums were open until late on Monday, and organized concerts to allow visitors to enjoy a full moon that is accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)
Lunar eclipse coincides with the full moon of July, known as the Moon of Thunder, which was named after frequent thunderstorms during the month, according to the Old Farmer's website.
Other names for the full moon of July include Bun Luna, the mature moon moon, the Heno Moon and the Old Moon.
At the end of July there will be a pair of meteor showeres that will reach the peak that night: the southern Delta aquariums and the alpha-caprioridas
4. Dueling meteor showeres
When: July 29-30 [
This will be the first time a big rain of the meteorite has been visible since Eta Aquarids reached its peak in early May.
All eyes of eclipse are in South America
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The two showers will peak on the night of July 29 in the early morning hours of July 30, with a total of about 20 to 25 meteors per hour, according to the American Meteorological Society. Viewers in dark areas should also be able to see the glow of the Milky Way, as it will happen two days before a new moon. The decreasing hours of the month will include the fifth major astronomical event of July, a black moon.
5. Black Moon
When: July 31 However, contrary to his name, the moon will not look black. The black moon is the name given to the second moon for a calendar month, similar to how the blue moon is the name given to the second full moon for a calendar month. The New Moon officially takes place at 23:11 EDT on July 31, which means it will only be a black moon for those living in America. For the balance of the world, the new moon will appear on August 1st.
The black moons are not visible, as the moon's part, illuminated by the sun, is turned away from Earth.
Looking back to June
June brought with it the official start of the summer, with the longest days for the regions in the Northern Hemisphere. It also brings several outbreaks of night clouds or clouds that are found in the upper atmosphere and are usually only visible around the summer solstice.