The New Moon for the month of July occurs on July 24th. This would make the weekend of July 22nd-23rd the best weekend for deep sky observing.
The Full Moon of July is known as the “Buck” or “Sturgeon” Moon and occurs on July 10th.
On July 20th, around 1:45am, the Moon will rise in the open cluster known as Pleiades (M45).
Mercury is visible in the evening until around July 10th when it disappears into the glare of the Sun and re-appears around July 26th in the morning sky. During the first two weeks of the month Mercury is located in the constellation Cancer (The Crab) until July 14th when it passes into the constellation Gemini (The Twins).
Venus is The Morning Star all month and can be seen as a bright star-like object preceding the Sun before sunrise. Venus starts July out in the constellation Taurus (The Bull) until July 16th when it passes into the non-zodiacal constellation “Orion” (The Hunter). Finally on July 19th, Venus moves into the constellation Gemini (The Twins).
|On July 13th Venus rises within 0Ã‚Â° 30′ of the Crab Nebula (also known as M1) and Venus passes the open cluster known as M35 on July 21st.|
Mars can be seen in the early evening after sunset all month. On July 2nd, Mars moves from the constellation Cancer (The Crab) to the constellation Leo (The Lion) where it will reside for the rest of the month.
|On July 27th Mars will rise within 1Ã‚Â° of the 2 day-old waxing crescent Moon and about 3Ã‚Â° behind the star Regulus.|
Neptune can be located in the constellation Capricornus (The Sea Goat) until the year 2010. Like Uranus, Neptune is observable all month from about midnight to morning and Neptune is in retrograde motion all month or July.