July 2018 Sky
|4||Mercury 0.4° SSW of Beehive cluster M44 (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 13h UT. Mag. 0.1.
• Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
• M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
|6||Last Quarter Moon at 7:52 UT.|
|6||Earth at Aphelion (farthest from Sun) at 17h UT. The Sun-Earth distance is 1.016696 a.u. or about 152.1 million km.
• Earth at Aphelion (SpaceWeather.com)
• Photographic Size Comparison (Anthony Ayiomamitis)
|10||Venus 1.0° NNE of Regulus (42° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mags. −4.1 and 1.4.|
|10||Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 9h UT.
• Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
|12||Mercury at greatest elongation east (26° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. 0.5.|
|13||New Moon at 2:48 UT. Start of lunation 1182.|
|13||Partial Eclipse of the Sun at 3:01 UT (greatest). Minor event. Visible from southern Australia and Tasmania. Begins at 1:48, ends at 4:14 UT.
• Solar Eclipses: 2011 – 2030 (Mr Eclipse)
• Partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 July 13 (GIF)
|13||Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 8:27 UT (357,341 km; angular size 33.4′).|
|14||Moon near Mercury (26° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mag. 0.6.|
|15||Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 17h UT.
• Regulus (Wikipedia)
|16||Moon near Venus (43° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. −4.1.|
|19||Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 14h UT.
• Spica (Wikipedia)
|19||First Quarter Moon at 19:53 UT.|
|21||Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 3h UT. Mag. −2.2.|
|23||Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 7h UT.
• Antares (Wikipedia)
|25||Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. 0.2.|
|27||Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 6h UT (distance 406,223 km; angular size 29.4′).|
|27||Mars at opposition at 5h UT. Mag. −2.8. At its brightest.
• The 2018 Perihelic Appartition of Mars (ALPO)
|27||Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. −2.8.|
|27||Total Eclipse of the Moon begins at 18:24 UT and ends at 22:19 UT. Mid-eclipse at 20:23 UT. Partial phases begin at 17:15 UT and end at 23:29 UT. Moon appears red-orange in color during totality (the color of Earth’s sunsets). Visible from South America, Europe, Africa, India, Asia, and Australia. Mars nearby.
• Lunar Eclipses: 2011 – 2030 (NASA)
• Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 July 27 (PDF) (NASA)
|27||Full Moon at 20:21 UT.
• Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
|31||Mars nearest to Earth at 8h UT. Mag. −2.8.|
|July 2018 Sky All times Universal Time (UT).|