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Ephemeris: July has a mission to investigate dark matter

Ephemeris: July has a mission to investigate dark matter

July came, and with it another astronomical calendar. This time we have the European Space Agency (ESA) Euclid mission, which will investigate dark matter and reveal the secrets of the universe. If you’d like to see more of what awaits you this year, we’ve also prepared lunar and eclipse phase guides.

See below our astronomical calendar for January with the most important events. We remind you that all dates, times and geo-references are considered as an observer based in Brasilia, and may vary slightly according to your location in the country.

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June ephemeris

July 1: Launch of the Euclid mission by the European Space Agency (ESA). Euclid aims to learn more about the parts of the universe that we can’t see — specifically, dark energy and dark matter.

Image: ESA/Disclosure

July 3: The full moon arrives at 8:40 am.

Fourth of July: Syracuse B and Heinrich Hertz communications satellites launched by Arianespace.

July 9: The waning moon arrives at 22:49.

July 14: Rocke Lab launched NASA’s Starling mission. Four cubes go into space in a test of “swarm” satellite technology.

July 17: The new moon arrives at 3:33 p.m.

July 21: The United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket will launch the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Mike Fink, along with an unnamed third member, will fly the mission.

Photo of an Atlas V rocket launch on August 4, courtesy of United Launch Alliance. Photo: United Launch Alliance

July 25: The crescent arrives at 7:08 pm.

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