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PLANISPHERES

All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.


Guide to the Stars

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  Sky Calendar -- July 2019
1 Moon near Venus (12° from Sun, morning sky) at 23h UT. Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
2 New Moon at 19:16 UT. Start of lunation 1194.
4 Moon near Mars (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. 1.8.
Mars (Wikipedia)
4 Moon near Mercury (evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. 1.5.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
4 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 23h UT. The Sun-Earth distance is 1.016754 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
5 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 4:16 UT (363,726 km; angular size 32.9').
5 Mercury 0.2° ENE of Mars (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mags. 1.7 and 1.8.
6 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 5h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
9 First Quarter Moon at 10:55 UT.
9 Saturn at opposition (opposite the Sun) at 17h UT. The ringed planet is at its closest and brightest at Mag. +0.1. Saturn's rings are spectacular even in a small telescope.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
Opposition (Wikipedia)
10 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 0h UT.
Spica (Wikipedia)
13 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 11h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
13 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. −2.5.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Saturn (midnight sky) at 8h UT. Mag. 0.1.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
16 Full Moon at 21:38 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
16 Partial Eclipse of the Moon from 20:02 to 23:00 UT, mid-eclipse at 21:31 UT. Visible from S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
NASA Lunar Eclipse Page (NASA)
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2019 July 16 (PDF) (NASA)
21 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 0h UT (distance 405,481 km; angular size 29.5').
21 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 12h UT. Mercury passes into the morning sky.
25 Last Quarter Moon at 1:19 UT.
27 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 8h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
28 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 1h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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