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  Sky Calendar -- July 2014
1 Venus 4.1° N of Aldebaran (30° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT. Mags. -3.9 and +0.9.
1 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 22h UT.
4 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 0h UT. The Sun-Earth distance is 1.016682 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
5 First Quarter Moon at 12:00 UT.
6 Moon very near Mars (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. +0.1. Occultation visible from northern South America and southern Central America.
Occultation of Mars (IOTA)
6 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 6h UT.
6 Moon, Mars and Spica within circle diameter 3.8° (evening sky) at 8h UT. Mags. +0.1 and +1.0.
8 Moon very near Saturn (evening sky) at 2h UT. Mag. +0.4. Occultation visible from southern South America.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
9 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 18h UT.
12 Full Moon at 11:26 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
12 Mercury at greatest elongation, 21° west of Sun (morning sky) at 18h UT. Mag +0.5.
13 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 8h UT (358,260 km; angular size 33.4').
14 Mars 1.3° NNE of Spica (92° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mags. +0.2 and +1.0.
16 Mercury 6.2° ESE of Venus (20° and 26° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT. Mags. -0.1 and -3.9.
19 Last Quarter Moon at 2:09 UT.
21 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 16h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
22 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 12h UT.
24 Moon near Venus (24° from Sun, morning sky) at 17h UT. Mag. -3.9.
24 Jupiter at conjunction with the Sun at 21h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not visible).
26 New Moon at 22:42 UT. Start of lunation 1133.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
28 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 3h UT (distance 406,567 km; angular size 29.4').
29 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 4h UT.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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