Venus shines near the moon in the night sky tonight and will slowly close in on the bright star Regulus throughout July. See how to observe the planet Venus in the western night sky and send in photos of the brilliant planets to SPACE.com.
The Earth is as far from the sun as it can possibly be for the year today (July 5), but it's still so hot! Scientists call this day of the year aphelion. Find out why Earth's tilt, not its distance from the sun, determines the seasons we see on the surfa