July Moon & Planet data for 2015


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during July. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

July 1 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
Venus 0.4 degrees south of Jupiter
July 2 Moon full
Pluto 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
July 5 Moon at perigee
July 6 Neptune 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
Pluto at opposition
Earth at aphelion
July 8 Moon last quarter
July 9 Uranus 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 12 Aldebaran 0.9 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 14 Moon northern most declination (18.4 degrees)
July 15 Mercury 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
Mars 5.8 degrees north of the Moon
July 16 Moon new
Mercury 0.1 degrees south of Mars
July 18 Jupiter 4.0 degrees north of the Moon
July 19 Regulus 3.2 degrees north of the Moon
Venus 0.4 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Venus 2.9 degrees south of Regulus
July 20 Mercury 5.4 degrees south of Pollux
July 21 Moon at apogee
July 23 Venus stationary
Spica 3.9 degrees south of the Moon
Mercury superior conjunction
July 24 Moon first quarter
July 26 Saturn 2.2 degrees south of the Moon
Uranus stationary
July 28 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
July 29 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
Mars 5.7 degrees south of Pollux
July 31 Venus 5.5 degrees south of Regulus
Moon full
  • aphelion: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Sun
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object