Sky this month – July 2017

List of events in sky this month – July 2017:

2 – Asteroid 3 Juno in opposition.

3 – Earth in aphelion on its elliptical orbit around the Sun. Farthest point away from it.

9 – Full Moon.

10 – Pluto in opposition.

25 – Occultation of bright star Aldebaran (constellation Taurus) with the Moon.

23 – New Moon.

25 – Daytime occultation of planet Mercury with the Moon.

25 – Daytime occultation of bright star Regulus (constellation Leo) with the Moon.

29 – Peak of the δ–Aquarid meteor shower.

30 – Planet Mercury at greatest elongation east.

30 – First Perseids may be seen.

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