July 19 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 July 19

Pleiades over Half Dome

Image Credit & Copyright: Dheera Venkatraman

Explanation: Stars come in bunches. The most famous bunch of stars on the sky is the Pleiades, a bright cluster that can be easily seen with the unaided eye. The Pleiades lies only about 450 light years away, formed about 100 million years ago, and will likely last about another 250 million years. Our Sun was likely born in a star cluster, but now, being about 4.5 billion years old, its stellar birth companions have long since dispersed. The Pleiades star cluster is pictured over Half Dome, a famous rock structure in Yosemite National Park in CaliforniaUSA. The featured image is a composite of 28 foreground exposures and 174 images of the stellar background, all taken from the same location and by the same camera on the same night in October 2019. After calculating the timing of a future juxtaposition of the Pleiades and Half Dome, the astrophotrographer was unexpectedly rewarded by an electrical blackout, making the background sky unusually dark.

July 18 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 July 18

Stephan’s Quintet from Webb, Hubble, and Subaru

Image Credit: WebbHubbleSubaruNASAESACSANOAJSTScIProcessing & Copyright: Robert Gendler

Explanation: OK, but why can’t you combine images from Webb and Hubble? You can, and today’s featured image shows one impressive result. Although the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has a larger mirror than Hubble, it specializes in infrared light and can’t see blue — only up to about orange. Conversely, the Hubble Space Telescope (Hubble) has a smaller mirror than Webb and can’t see as far into the infrared as Webb, but can image not only blue light but even ultraviolet. Therefore, Webb and Hubble data can be combined to create images across a wider variety of colors. The featured image of four galaxies from Stephan’s Quintet shows Webb images as red and also includes images taken by Japan‘s ground-based Subaru telescope in Hawaii. Because image data for WebbHubble, and Subaru are made freely available, anyone around the world can process it themselves, and even create intriguing and scientifically useful multi-observatory montages.


Stephan’s Quintet from just: WebbHubble

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, July 17 to Saturday, July 23, 2022

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All Signs

This week, Mercury and the Sun enter truth-seeking Leo. (Leo is by the pool in the leopard print wearing big sunglasses.) This is wonderful news because for the first time in 12 years, lucky Jupiter is in Aries. Meanwhile, both Aries and Leo are Fire signs, which means when the Sun and Mercury move into Leo this week, this creates a magnificent vibration with lucky Jupiter, which in turn, promotes feelings of peace and harmony. Everyone will feel more optimistic, enthusiastic and have a better chance of finding parking. This is time to take stock, and try new things. It’s a great time to travel. With this in mind, let me share my rule for parallel parking: Park somewhere else.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

For the next four weeks, your personal mantra will be, “I want to be me! I want to enjoy myself!” You will feel more lighthearted and playful than usual, which is why you will make an effort to enjoy sports events, entertaining diversions, the theatre, fun luncheons, romantic dates, playful activities with kids and exciting vacations. Aries people also love to camp (which is more than just getting drunk with insects.) This placement of Mercury will make you want to pursue mental activities for their own sake – games, puzzles and mysteries. Please note– if you can’t take a big vacation, then slip away on a weekend getaway because you need fun, adventure and a chance to explore new things!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This week the Sun and Mercury will trigger a four-week window where your focus on home and family will become much stronger. You might be involved more with a parent. You will enjoy spending more time at home, relaxing among familiar surroundings. Many of you will tackle home-repair projects and enjoy family discussions, including entertaining family and friends at your fine table. Because Mercury will be at the bottom of your chart, you will take more time to reflect and examine your personal life, as well as think about whether your goals are meeting your needs. This is an excellent time for you to express important views to family members. “I want a pool.”

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Get ready because the next 4 to 5 weeks are fast-paced and stimulating! Your ruler Mercury will be in its “home” in your chart, which will intensify its energy. You will be more involved in group discussions and conversations with others. You will meet new people, take short trips and have more contact with relatives and neighbours. You will enjoy intellectual activities. You will not want to settle down. Au contraire! The tempo of events in your life will be accelerating! Do whatever you can to break free from your everyday routine. Take a vacation. Enjoy short trips. Remember that it’s important to express your views, especially your affection to loved ones.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is a lovely time for you because fair Venus is in your sign promoting your desire to relate to others. Venus will also make you warm, friendly, diplomatic and charming. This is an ideal time to make peace with others. It’s also a good time to buy wardrobe treasures and score bargains! In the next four weeks, your interest in money, cash flow and taking care of what you own will be stronger. You will be more concerned with business and commercial affairs. Financial transactions will take place. You will also give more thought to your values and where you stand on certain issues. Yes, this will be a thought-provoking time for you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a powerful time because both the Sun and Mercury are moving into your sign this week. This will boost your energy and your confidence, which is why you will create a better impression on everyone. Meanwhile, Mercury is the planet of communication, and when it’s in your sign, it helps you to communicate effectively because you will put more of yourself into what you say. This winning combo puts you in the perfect position to impress others and be successful in going after what you want. Mercury will also give you an urge to get out and travel as well as hone your skills in all kinds of negotiations. Oh yeah, you rule!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Because your birthday is a month away, this means your personal year is coming to an end. When this occurs, the Sun, and this week, Mercury as well, are actually “hiding” in your chart. Hence, you will prefer being in the background for the next 4 to 5 weeks. Also, you’ll keep your opinions to yourself. This is why the next few weeks are an ideal time to go off by yourself to think, study or do research. It’s also an excellent time to make goals for your new year ahead (which begins on your birthday). Goals give you a clearer focus on what is important. They make future decision-making easier and they give you better control over your life. What’s not to like?

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You are the most social sign in the zodiac. This week, the Sun and Mercury will move into the part of your chart associated with groups and friends. This means friendships will become more important, and you will examine the role people play in your life. This is also the perfect influence to help you work and cooperate with others. It will give you the personal courage to establish who you are with your friends. Team efforts will thrive. Personally, you will scrutinize the people you hang out with. “Are these my people?” “Do they have my back?” You are a people pleaser. Now, it’s time to think of who is willing to please you?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun sits at the top of your chart, casting you in a spotlight that is flattering. This means others will admire you even if you don’t do anything special. (Good lighting s everything.) Bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs will see you as competent and capable. Obviously, this is an advantage you can use. That makes the month ahead the perfect time to make your pitch or ask for permission or approval for whatever you want. At the same time, Mercury will also be at the top of your chart helping you to make plans about your professional life, and how you should express yourself in society. It’s a great time to take up any study that will help your career. An opportunity not to be missed!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This week the Sun and Mercury move into the part of your chart that is your “home.” This means you will feel energized to do all the things you love to do! It will heighten your desire to travel and broaden your horizons. It will make you enjoy studies and discover fresh, new experiences. It will promote opportunities in publishing, the media and anything to do with medicine and the law. It will also help you finish important papers or manuscripts. It will encourage discussions about abstract ideas and general philosophy and approaches to life. Study, learning and travel are the things you love to do! And fiery Mars will help you work hard to attain your goals. (Not too shabby.)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In the next four weeks, you will get in touch with some hidden aspects of yourself. You might go deeper within yourself and make changes in your ways of thinking. In part, this is because the Sun is now helping you to be more in touch with your inner being and do psychological self-inquiry. In other words, you want to experience things beyond just an intellectual level. (Heady stuff.) You will also have more discussions about finances, property and shared possessions because these areas will concern you as well. Fortunately, Venus opposite your sign will pave the way for smooth negotiations. Good timing.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This week the Sun and Mercury move directly opposite your sign. (This happens once a year.) This means it’s not the time to go it alone. Au contraire! It’s best to work with others or create working units and partnerships. It’s an excellent time to ask for help from consultants, lawyers, specialists or astrologers. You can examine your closest partnerships. If so, you have more objectivity to do this, and to discover what needs these relationships do or do not fill in your life. Mercury will help you to clarify issues to someone else. Mercury will also stimulate conversations with others – not only intellectual conversations but also arguments!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will accomplish a lot in the next 4 to 5 weeks because this week, both the Sun and the Mercury are moving into your House of Employment. Even if you are retired, this astrological energy will help you to focus and work on whatever task that you set for yourself. Because of Mercury, this will be an excellent time for all kinds of mental work. You will pay more attention to details, and you will enjoy planning and looking at something from every angle. Relations with coworkers will likely improve. In addition, you will explore ideas about how to improve your health, as well as your dealings with a pet. You can look forward to productive times ahead!

July 18, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year!

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

JULY 18 birthday horoscope predicts that your zodiac sign is Cancer who are cheerful, energetic and independent people. Usually, you are determined and focused on how to make a success of your life. You live life on your terms and have a clear and sharp mind.

The 18th birthday personality traits show you to be friendly, loyal and sensitive. Mainly, you are tactful but tend to be moody.

When it comes to your freedom, you protect it with all measures. The emotions of a Crab can be easily hurt as you love genuinely. Most of you are optimistic yet practical.

According to the July 18th horoscope analysis, you can be cooperative and sympathetic to friends. They come to you because you have an open mind and are truth-seeking. Often, your intuitive skills are on point, and you know just what to say.

Let’s talk about romance. Your zodiac love compatibility analysis predicts for those born under this zodiac sign, love is important. You are inclined to have lots of love to give someone who is romantically involved with you.

A lasting relationship will be one that is loving, equal and private! As a Crab, you seem to take an idealistic approach to romance and are typically disappointed when a relationship doesn’t work out. This makes you a bit cautious the next time, but before long, you are on to another love interest.

If today July 18 is your birthday, all you want is to have somebody that will share your dreams and be caring. It’s not a lot to ask a person who will commit to you, but you are likely to have a healthy sex drive.

However, sex is not something that you take lightly. It’s the art of making love, showing your love and being loved that you find enjoyable.

As the July 18 birthday astrology predicts you can be powerful, but you will surely have some mood swings. Usually, you will keep your feelings to yourself. This is not healthy for you or the relationship.

You’re so independent that you feel that if you talk about your imperfections, people will see you as being weak. Not so! Everybody has their “things,” and so do you. It’s only human. Nobody is born perfect in this world.

You will need to honest with those who care about you, warns the July 18 birthday analysis. Although you may be moody, you are a nature lover and have a pleasant attitude. You love being in love and want the relationship to grow and to last.

The July 18th horoscope meanings predict that if you were born on this date, you like competing and being mentally challenged. You love it when you have accomplished something that others could not. Most people think that you are an opportunist, but this can be a good thing.

Who doesn’t want to change their lives for the better? You dream of the happy family, white picket fence, and a dog it’s the American dream. And since you are dreaming, why not make it enjoyable. It just may come true, but you have to work toward it!

Generally, your career choice is based on your need to feel valuable and helpful. Nonetheless, you are better suited to positions that offer continuous stimulation and freedom. You prefer to use your creative skills and set your own pace.

According to the July 18 birthday personality, you are not a gambler, but you will take a risk on something that could prove to be profitable but with very little to lose. Normally though, you stick to your budget and savings plan.

The health of a Cancer birthday personality is naturally good. You have to be careful though because you carry a lot of burdens and it could weigh you down. This could affect your health.

As the July 18 birthday characteristics suggest, it would be beneficial to Cancerians to say no sometimes. You don’t need to burn valuable energy getting upset over things beyond your control.

Anger can find its way to harm your body, and although you eat right, it still could have adverse effects. So take deep breaths, count and relax! (For advice on keeping your mind fit, see these mental fitness exercises for help.)

The July 18 zodiac says that you are friendly, dependable and fair people. You maintain a certain degree of focus and determination. All you want is to be loved and to be successful.

Sometimes, you take on too much being as active and caring as you are. However, everyone can’t have superhero strength. Take a mental break by relaxing on a beach and enjoy a sweet, cool beverage. Take care of yourself, Cancer you deserve the best.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On July 18

Kristen Bell, James Brolin, Vin Diesel, John Glenn, Nelson Mandela, Ricky Skaggs, Wendy Williams

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 18

This Day That Year – July 18 In History

1536 – England affirms pope’s authority in England
1716 – Jews excluded from Brussels
1872 – Secret voting is official in Britain
1913 – After many efforts, Christy Mathewson walks after 68 straight innings.

July 18 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
July 18 Chinese Zodiac SHEEP

July 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Moon that symbolizes your sentiments and how they are responsible for your daily activities.

July 18 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Sun Sign

July 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes risks, misunderstandings, chaos, and confusion. The Minor Arcana cards are Four of Cups and Knight of Wands

July 18 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Pisces: This can be a happy, idealistic and satisfying relationship that will last a lifetime.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign TaurusThis relationship will be an obstinate, arrogant and dominating match.

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July 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents freedom, broad vision, compassion, loyalty, universal protection.
Number 7 – This number signifies wisdom, intelligence, ambition, confidence, and patience.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For July 18 Birthday

Red: This color stands for intensity, excitement, vibrancy, passion and high energy.
White: This is a calming color that represents simplicity, new beginnings, cleanliness, and perfection.

Lucky Days For July 18th Birthday

Monday – This is the day of Moon that signifies your response to situations in life and how your emotions affect your decision-making skills.
Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for passion, forcefulness, rashness, and rivalry.

July 18 Birthstone Pearl

Your lucky gemstone is Pearl which symbolizes healing powers, promotes happiness and said to keep you youthful.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On July 18th

A hassle-free blender for the man and stone therapy sessions for the woman. The July 18 birthday horoscope predicts that jokes and puzzles make you happy.

Still Not Feeling Well

On top of the fibromyalgia flare and tick bite I was exposed to Covid this past Friday. So now I get to isolate until next Wednesday unless I have symptoms. This past couple of weeks have really taken a toll on my physical body making it hard to do anything including walking about 10 to 15 feet.

I will try to catch upon on birthday horoscopes tomorrow. I am sorry for the delay in posts and thank you for your understanding with me at this time.