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  Sky Calendar -- July 2010
1 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 405,036 km; angular size 29.8').
3 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 20h UT. Mag. -2.5.
4 Last Quarter Moon at 14:35 UT.
6 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 11h UT. The Sun- Earth distance is 1.01670 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
8 Moon near Pleiades (morning sky) at 6h UT.
9 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 2h UT.
10 Venus 1.0° NNE of Regulus (evening sky) at 12h UT. Mags. -4.1 and 1.4.
11 Total Solar Eclipse visible from South Pacific Ocean. Path of totality includes parts of the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Tuamotu Archipelago, Easter Island, and southern Chile and Argentina. Greatest totality (5m 20s) occurs in open ocean at 19:34 UT.
Total Solar Eclipse of 2010 Jul 11 (PDF) (NASA)
Eclipses During 2010 (NASA)
11 New Moon at 19:40 UT. Start of lunation 1083.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
13 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 11h UT (361,115 km; 32.1').
14 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 13h UT.
14 Moon near Venus (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. -4.1.
16 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 0h UT. Mag. +1.4.
16 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 14h UT. Mag. +1.1.
18 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 6h UT.
18 First Quarter Moon at 10:11 UT.
21 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 20h UT.
26 Full Moon at 1:37 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
27 Mercury 0.3° SSW of Regulus (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mags. +0.1 and +1.3.
29 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 0h UT (distance 405,955 km; angular size 29.3').
31 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 2h UT. Mag. -2.7.
31 Mars 1.8° SSW of Saturn (evening sky) at 6h UT. Mags. +1.5 and +1.1.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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