The phase of the Moon is waxing crescent today.On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 left pad 39A in Florida for the Moon. Here is how we saw it back then.
July 17, 2021
The Moon is is at first quarter phase at 10:10 U.T. today.
July 18, 2021
The phase of the Moon is waxing gibbous today.For those of you in North America, the bright star almost directly overhead just after sunset is Vega, a blue-white main sequence star only 27 light yearsfrom Earth, and one of the three stars in the Summer Triangle.