Can you feel it, Florida?
That's summer in FULL swing. Afternoons in the 90s...some rain and storms (but not enough for you to cancel your plans)...local meteorologists talking about disturbances and areas of low pressure over open waters...yep, it's here. Jacksonville's highest average afternoon temperature (92) occurs technically in July, but you take one step outside and you don't care a bit about "averages" and how it's supposed to feel.
Sunrise / Sunset - 1st - 6:25am / 8:24pm..... 30th: 6:28am / 8:33pm - +6 min. of daylight
In the night sky (which we have a little more time of this month, as noted) there are two bright planets to be spotted as the sun sets. Mercury and Mars can be spotted near the horizon looking west-northwest after sunset (though they may be hard to see with all the trees around...)
As the month progresses, Jupiter reaches what is known as opposition. Opposition occurs when the sun, earth, and said planet all line up. From our vantage point on earth, it appears that the planet in question and the sun are directly opposite each other.
Opposition. Image courtesy Accuweather
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