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  Sky Calendar -- July 2017
1 First Quarter Moon at 0:51 UT.
1 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 9h UT. Mag. −2.0.
2 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 5h UT.
3 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 20h UT. The Sun- Earth distance is 1.016676 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
5 Venus 6.6° SSE of the Pleiades (43° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mag. −4.1.
6 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 4h UT (distance 405,934 km; angular size 29.4').
7 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. 0.1.
9 Full Moon at 4:07 UT.
10 Mercury 0.3° NNE of Beehive cluster (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 7h UT. Mag. −0.4.
13 Moon near Neptune (127° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT.
13 Venus 3.1° N of Aldebaran (42° from Sun, morning sky) at 23h UT. Mags. −4.1 and 0.9.
16 Last Quarter Moon at 19:27 UT.
19 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 8h UT.
19 Moon near Aldebaran (48° from Sun, morning sky) at 22h UT. Occultation visible from SW Asia.
20 Moon near Venus (morning sky) at 12h UT. Mag. −4.0.
21 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 17:13 UT (361,236 km; angular size 33.1').
23 New Moon at 9:46 UT. Start of lunation 1170.
25 Moon near Mercury (27° from Sun, evening sky) at 9h UT. Mag. 0.3.
25 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 10h UT. Occultation visible from west Indonesia.
25 Mercury 0.9° SSW of Regulus (27° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mags. 0.3 and 1.4.
28 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −1.9.
30 Mercury at greatest elongation east (27° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. 0.4.
30 First Quarter Moon at 15:23 UT.
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • USA Eastern Summer Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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