If you’re up early on 3rd July, you’re in for a special sight in the pre-dawn sky. Jupiter appears in the constellation of Taurus and becomes the second eye of the bull! On 3rd July, there’s a lot to see – first find the beautiful crescent Moon. To the left is the star cluster, Pleiades and to the right is bright Jupiter with the red star of Aldebaran a little further to the right. Aldebaran is known as the eye of Taurus the Bull and Jupiter is acting as the second eye. 

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When and where to look:

6am, 3rd July low on the eastern horizon.


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