The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for July 2016. 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 2016 ------ ----- -------------------------------------------- (h:m) Jul 01 06:45 Moon at Perigee: 365983 km Jul 02 03:58 Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon Jul 02 16 Mercury at Perihelion Jul 04 11:01 NEW MOON Jul 04 16 Earth at Aphelion: 1.01675 AU Jul 07 03 Mercury at Superior Conjunction Jul 07 23:33 Regulus 1.8°N of Moon Jul 09 01:41 Moon at Ascending Node Jul 09 10:08 Jupiter 0.9°N of Moon: Occultation Jul 10 23 Venus at Perihelion Jul 12 00:52 FIRST QUARTER MOON Jul 12 04:13 Spica 5.6°S of Moon Jul 13 05:24 Moon at Apogee: 404272 km Jul 16 05:11 Saturn 3.4°S of Moon Jul 19 22:57 FULL MOON Jul 23 07:49 Moon at Descending Node Jul 26 23:00 LAST QUARTER MOON Jul 27 11:25 Moon at Perigee: 369659 km Jul 27 21 Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower Jul 29 10:53 Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon Jul 30 15:55 Mercury 0.3°N of Regulus
As the events above transpire, I will occassionally 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||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Atlantic Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Eastern Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Central Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Mountain Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Pacific Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Alaska Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|Hawaii Standard Time||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.
For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.
For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.
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).
- More Information
- Sky Events Calendar (AstroPixels.com)
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance (Sky & Telescope)
- Heavens Above
- Cal Sky
- Star Date
- Eclipses During 2016 (EclipseWise.com)
- 2016 Transit of Mercury (EclipseWise.com)
- Additional Astronomical Events
- Solstices and Equinoxes: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Perihelion and Aphelion: 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- Phases of the Moon: 2001 to 2100 (Greenwich Mean Time)
- Full Moon at Perigee (Super Moon): 2001 to 2100 (GMT)
- More Astronomical Data (AstroPixels.com)
- Solar and Lunar Eclipses (EclipseWise.com)