July Moon & Planet data for 2017


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 first quarter
July 1 Jupiter 2.6 degrees south of the Moon
July 2 Mercury 4.8 degrees south of Pollux
July 3 Earth at aphelion
July 6 Moon at apogee
July 7 Saturn 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
July 8 Moon southern most declination (-19.4 degrees)
July 9 Moon full
July 9 Pluto 2.3 degrees south of the Moon
July 10 Pluto at opposition
July 10 Mars 5.6 degrees south of Pollux
July 13 Neptune 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 14 Venus 3.1 degrees north of Aldebaran
July 16 Moon last quarter
July 17 Uranus 4.1 degrees north of the Moon
July 19 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 20 Venus 2.7 degrees north of the Moon
July 21 Moon at perigee
July 21 Moon northern most declination (19.4 degrees)
July 23 Moon new
July 23 Mars 3.1 degrees north of the Moon
July 25 Mercury 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 25 Regulus 0.0 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 26 Mercury 1.0 degrees south of Regulus
July 27 Mars at conjunction
July 28 Jupiter 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
July 30 Mercury greatest elong E(27)
July 30 Moon first quarter
  • aphelion: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Sun
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • 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