July

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
1The Moon is at apogee.2000
1Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is at opposition.2000
2Venus is 4° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.2000
3FIRST QUARTER1700
3Earth is at aphelion.2300
4Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from Earth.0200
4Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 1' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.1700
6Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.0200
6Jupiter appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.1900
8Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 2' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0800
11FULL MOON0300
13Neptune is 3° north of the Moon.0400
13The Moon is at perigee.1800
14Uranus is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.2300
17LAST QUARTER1900
18Mercury is in inferior conjunction.0700
22Mars is 0° 7' north of Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo.0600
23Venus is 6° south of the Moon.0000
25NEW MOON0500
27Mars is 1° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Mars by the Moon.1700
28Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves toward its greatest elongation west of the Sun from a position east of the Sun as viewed from Earth.1700
29The Moon is at apogee.1300

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