1 Jul Low in the east at dawn, Aldebaran is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left. The Pleiades Cluster is about the same distance to the upper right. The moon is at perigee, 57.38 Earth-radii (366,000 kilometers) away.
2 Jul The moon is to Aldebaran’s lower left.
4 Jul Earth is at aphelion, its farthest distance from the sun for the year at 1.01675 AU (94.5 million miles or 151 million kilometers).
7 Jul Low in the west at dusk, the moon is 1 finger-width to Regulus’ lower left.
8 Jul Jupiter is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s upper left tonight.
10 Jul The moon lies between Jupiter, 2 fist-widths to the lower right, and Spica, 1½ fist-widths to the upper left.
11 Jul Spica is less than 3 finger-widths to the first-quarter moon’s lower left this evening.
13 Jul The moon is at apogee, 63.39 Earth-radii (404,000 kilometers) away.
14 Jul Mars is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right this evening. Saturn is nearly 1½ fist-widths to the lower left.
15 Jul Saturn is 1 finger-width below the moon this evening. Antares is 3 finger-widths below Saturn.
16 Jul Low in the southeast at dusk, Saturn and Mars line up to the moon’s right.
17 Jul Tonight the moon is above the dome of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius.
19 Jul Low in the southeast at midnight, the bright star 2½ fist-widths to the full moon’s upper left is Altair in the Summer Triangle.
22 Jul Just before dawn, the Summer Triangle stars, Altair, Deneb and Vega, are to the moon’s right.
23 Jul The bright star 2 fist-widths below the moon this morning is Fomalhaut.
25 Jul The Equation of Time reaches a shallow minimum of -6.54 minutes.
27 Jul The moon is at perigee, 57.96 Earth-radii (370,000 kilometers) away.
28 Jul High in the east before dawn, the Pleiades Cluster is less than 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper right.
29 Jul This morning, the moon passes near Aldebaran and actually occults it in parts of the United States.
30 Jul Look east before twilight to see Orion to the moon’s lower right and Gemini to the lower left.
31 Jul The moon is between Orion and Gemini before morning twilight.
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