Best Skywatching Events of July 2014: Night Sky Maps (Gallery)

Venus, July 2014

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Venus is low in the eastern sky, rising just before the sun.

Mars, July 2014

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Mars is now fading rapidly in brightness as it moves towards the far side of the sun.

Saturn, July 2014

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Saturn, in Libra, is well placed in the evening sky.

Uranus, July 2014

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Uranus is located in the constellation Pisces, rising near midnight.

Neptune, July 2014

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Neptune is in Aquarius all month, rising in the late evening.

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Geoff Gaherty
Starry Night Sky Columnist

Geoff Gaherty was's Night Sky columnist and in partnership with Starry Night software and a dedicated amateur astronomer who sought to share the wonders of the night sky with the world. Based in Canada, Geoff studied mathematics and physics at McGill University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Toronto, all while pursuing a passion for the night sky and serving as an astronomy communicator. He credited a partial solar eclipse observed in 1946 (at age 5) and his 1957 sighting of the Comet Arend-Roland as a teenager for sparking his interest in amateur astronomy. In 2008, Geoff won the Chant Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, an award given to a Canadian amateur astronomer in recognition of their lifetime achievements. Sadly, Geoff passed away July 7, 2016 due to complications from a kidney transplant, but his legacy continues at Starry Night.