The Night Sky for the Week of 6-30-24

Mercury and Venus can be observed low on the west-northwest horizon in the bright twilight on June 30. The waning crescent Moon will pass Mars and Jupiter from July 1-3. On July 5, the largest asteroid, 1 Ceres, will be in binocular range at magnitude 7.3, and Earth is at aphelion on the same day. On July 6, look west-northwest in the twilight to observe a thin crescent moon along with Mercury, Venus, Pollux, and Castor.