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  Sky Calendar -- July 2016
1 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7h UT (365,983 km; angular size 32.7').
1 Moon near the Pleiades (40° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
2 Moon near Aldebaran (31° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
4 New Moon at 11:01 UT. Start of lunation 1157.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
4 Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 16h UT. The Sun- Earth distance is 1.016751 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
5 Moon near Venus (8° from Sun) at 2h UT. Mag. -3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
6 Moon near Beehive cluster (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
7 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 3h UT. The elusive planet passes into the evening sky.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
7 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 23h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
9 Moon very near Jupiter (61° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. -1.8. Occultation visible from southern Africa and Antarctica.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
12 First Quarter Moon at 0:52 UT.
12 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 8h UT.
Spica (Wikipedia)
13 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 6h UT (distance 404,269 km; angular size 29.6').
14 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. -1.1.
Mars (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 5h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. +0.2.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
16 Mercury 0.51° NNE of Venus (11° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mags. -1.0 and -3.9.
19 Full Moon at 22:57 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
26 Last Quarter Moon at 23:00 UT.
27 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 12h UT (369,662 km; angular size 32.3').
28 Moon near the Pleiades (66° from Sun, morning sky) at 18h UT.
29 Moon very near Aldebaran (57° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT. Occultation visible from south central USA, Mexico, Central America.
Occultation of Aldebaran (IOTA)
30 Mercury 0.30° NNE of Regulus (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 19h UT. Mags. -0.2 and +1.3.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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