July Moon & Planet data for 2016


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 at perigee
July 2 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 3 Moon northern most declination (18.6 degrees)
July 4 Mercury 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
July 4 Moon new
July 4 Earth at aphelion
July 5 Venus 5.1 degrees north of the Moon
July 6 Venus 5.6 degrees south of Pollux
July 7 Mercury superior conjunction
July 7 Pluto at opposition
July 7 Regulus 1.7 degrees north of the Moon
July 9 Jupiter 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 10 Mercury 5.0 degrees south of Pollux
July 12 Moon first quarter
July 12 Spica 5.3 degrees south of the Moon
July 13 Moon at apogee
July 16 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
July 16 Mercury 0.5 degrees north of Venus
July 18 Moon southern most declination (-18.6 degrees)
July 19 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
July 19 Moon full
July 23 Neptune 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 26 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
July 26 Moon last quarter
July 27 Moon at perigee
July 29 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 30 Uranus stationary
July 30 Mercury 0.3 degrees north of Regulus
July 31 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
  • 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