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By Jim White
For The Sentinel 

What's in the Sky


With July here, we are in the time of year when we have mostly clear skies, and comfortable night temperatures. Also, we are more often away from city lights, when we are camping and hiking in National Parks, Forests, and other public lands. And many of us will be enjoying fireworks displays on the 4th. Don't forget to take in the stars above before you turn in at night!

During the holiday weekend the night sky will be dominated by the bright Moon, and the southern sky will include the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury. On the evening of Saturday, July 1, find Jupiter just to the right of the bright first-quarter Moon, and Saturn as the bright "star" low in the southeast. Saturn...

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