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  Sky Calendar -- July 2022
1 Venus 4.1° N of Aldebaran at 10h UT (30° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. −3.9 and 0.9.
1 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 17h UT (evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
3 Moon near Regulus at 14h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
4 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 7h UT. The Sun- Earth distance is 1.016715 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
7 First Quarter Moon at 2:14 UT.
7 Moon near Spica at 20h UT (evening sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
11 Moon near Antares at 2h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
13 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 9:04 UT (distance 357,264km; angular size 33.4').
13 Full Moon at 18:37 UT.
15 Moon near Saturn at 23h UT (morning sky). Mag. 0.5.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
16 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 19h UT. The innermost planet passes into the evening sky.
19 Moon near Jupiter at 4h UT (morning sky). Mag. −2.6.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
19 Pluto at opposition at 17h UT. Mag 14.3.
Pluto (Wikipedia)
20 Last Quarter Moon at 14:18 UT.
21 Moon near Mars at 17h UT (78° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 0.3. Occultation visible from NW Asia and Japan.
Mars (Wikipedia)
22 Moon near Uranus at 7h UT (71° from Sun, morning sky). Occultation visible from E South America and NW Africa. Mag. 5.8.
Uranus (Wikipedia)
23 Moon near the Pleiades at 7h UT (morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
24 Moon near Aldebaran at 1h UT (morning sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
25 Moon near M35 star cluster at 23h UT (31° from Sun, morning sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
26 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 406,275km; angular size 29.4').
26 Moon near Venus at 15h UT (morning sky). Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
28 New Moon at 17:54 UT. Start of lunation 1232.
30 Moon near Mercury at 1h UT (14° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. −0.7.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
30 Moon near Regulus at 19h UT (evening sky).
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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