Events for July 2015

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for July 2015. 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 2015
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        (h:m)
Jul 02  02:20  FULL MOON 
Jul 05  18:54  Moon at Perigee: 367095 km
Jul 06  19     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 AU
Jul 08  00:07  Moon at Descending Node 
Jul 08  20:24  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Jul 12  17:55  Aldebaran 0.9°S of Moon
Jul 14  21:15  Venus 1.5°S of Regulus
Jul 16  01:24  NEW MOON 
Jul 16  19     Mercury at Perihelion 
Jul 18  17:34  Jupiter 4.1°N of Moon
Jul 19  01:06  Venus 0.4°N of Moon: Occultation
Jul 19  02:49  Regulus 3.4°N of Moon
Jul 21  11:02  Moon at Apogee: 404837 km
Jul 21  19:32  Moon at Ascending Node 
Jul 23  10:45  Spica 4.0°S of Moon
Jul 23  19     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
Jul 24  04:04  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Jul 26  08:43  Saturn 2.2°S of Moon
Jul 28  14     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
Jul 31  10:43  FULL MOON 

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

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

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

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2015.

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

Fred Espenak