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This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 30 – August 7

This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 30 – August 7

Saturn is at opposition this week, and Jupiter is soon to follow. Will your scope show the Seeliger effect of Saturn's opposition rings? Venus continues to haunt the low west in twilight. And in the south, Sagittarius starts nudging Scorpius aside.

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