July’s Astronomical Data: Planet & Moon Details, Poems Etc

Here is information about (part) Astro details for the month of July and poems etc. Although I like to add the Moon as a few times each month, perhaps, I add the ideas of one article for stars and planets at the end of each month.

In essence the article will cover:

  • information about Mercury
  • Information about Venus
  • Information about Mars
  • Information about Saturn
  • Classic Moon Poem
  • Moon phrases this month
  • Moon names
  • Moon haiku/s. 

Astro Details

Mercury

  • Best time at about 15 July, from 1 hour before to sunrise
  • Location: Gemini
  • Direction: Northeast

Mercury is available as a morning object, roughly about an hour before the Sun on 1 July. Over the rest of the month is rises about 25 minutes before sunrise at the end of July.

Venus

  • Best time at about 13 July, 22:00 BST (21:00 UT)
  • Location: Leo
  • Direction: West-northwest

Venus is the evening planet, and shines high  at magnitude -3.9. The biggest the light, the greater the minus magnitude. A small star in the sky might be 3 magnitude, a lighter one would be 1 magnitude, biggest might be zero magnitude, whilst the lightest one might be magnitude -1, or -2 or -3.9 etc). 1.5 Venus hours after 1 1/2 hours at the end of Sun on 1 July, and then about 1 1/25 hours after the end of Sun on 31 July.

Mars

  • Best time at about 13 July, 22:00 BST (21:00 UT)
  • Location: Leo
  • Direction: West-northwest

Mars, a bit reddish, can appear as a tiny binocular through the eyepiece, but it is struggling to keep in an evening twilight in the U.K. 

Saturn

  • Best time at about 31 July, 01:30 BST (00:30 UT)
  • Location: Capricornus
  • Direction: South

Saturn is the morning planet, and it’s to reach its highest position above in the southern horizon, on the dark evening day of July.

Classic Poem

Poem by a Canadian Archibald Lampman, Here, called the poem called ‘Voices of Earth:

We have not heard the music of the spheres,

The song of star to star, but there are sounds

More deep than human joy and human tears,

That Nature uses in her common rounds;

The fall of streams, the cry of winds that strain

The oak, the roaring of the sea’s surge, might

Of thunder breaking afar off, or rain

That falls by minutes in the summer night …

Moon

I mentioned a week or so of the last month’s full moon which also had the idea of haiku poems. The poems were to encourage you to try one, too, and a few people texted and emailed some for me, and they were very good. Wonderful.

And, as with is July close, here’s some information about the Moon’s phases, and there’s poem, especially haiku ones, that you might like to read, and try to send (to me).

Moon: Northern phase

  • Last quarter: 1 July
  • New Moon: 10 July
  • First Moon: 17 July
  • Full Moon: 24 July
  • Last quarter: 31 July

The names of the Moon’s:

  • Chinese people: Hungry Ghost Moon
  • Native American people: Buck, Thunder or Hay Moons
  • Southern Hemisphere people: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon, Winter Moon
  • Ogham Moon: Oak Tree Moon until 7 July, but…
  • Ogham Moon: Holly Tree (Tinne), 8 July to 4 August
  • Faery Moon: Dancing Delight Moon by Franke Rogers by ‘Tree Fairies’ 
  • Celtic people: Moon of Claiming or Herb Moon

A few of matches Moon’s names for last month’s gave a few poems, haiku. Here, the last three Moon’s name for this morning month, those started with the Chinese, some Native American people and those who live in the southern hemisphere, talk a poem for them.

Perhaps you might also text or email  (as a few last did month), or just see the next three (top) full names in a haiku. Last haiku are three sentences. The first sentence consists of five syllables, the second sentence consists of seven syllables, and the third sentence lists of five syllables. If you can (only if you want to apply it), you can also include one ‘object’ and one ‘season’ (in a general word, if you want. But please encourage a haiku). 

The Moon By The Haiku Poem 

  • Chinese people: Hungry Ghost Moon
  • Native American people: Buck, Thunder or Hay Moons
  • Southern Hemisphere people: Wolf Moon, Old Moon, Ice Moon, Winter Moon.

Chinese ghost knows life,
and likes food and drink, from all.
Friends in summer, help.

The summer’s cloud heat,
and the rain makes the thunder,
and lightening, shows.

In southern’s Earth the
coldest times affects foxes,
to balance them, yes.


Bless you, Tadhg