Events for July 2014

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for July 2014. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for July 2014
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        (h:m)

Jul 01  15:08  Venus-Aldebaran: 4.0°N
    03  22:59  Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 
    05  11:59  MOON AT FIRST QUARTER 
    06  01:21  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    06  09:50  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  02:48  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  11:25  FULL MOON 
    12  18     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.9°W
    13  08:27  Moon at Perigee: 358259 km
    13  18:39  Mars-Spica: 1.2°N
    16  19     Mercury-Venus: 6.2°
    18  21:21  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  02:08  MOON AT LAST QUARTER 
    24  18:16  Venus 4.4°N of Moon
    24  20     Jupiter-Sun Conjunction 
    26  22:42  NEW MOON 
    28  03:27  Moon at Apogee: 406570 km
    29  22     Mercury at Perihelion 

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak