- July 7: A 3rd magnitude star is occulted by an asteroid, visible in Africa and the Indian Ocean.
- July 8: A 2nd magnitude star is occulted in several parts of Europe, see also here, hier and hier, plus here for a similar earlier event.
- July 9/10: Venus within 1° of Regulus.
- July 11: Total eclipse of the Sun in the Pacific and South America - many links here, a video from the last TSE in 2009 and the Saros predecessor in 1992.
- July 14-16: Crescent waxing Moon passes the chain of planets Venus/Mars/Saturn low in the West. Also the best time of a - poor! - Mercury evening apparition.
- July 27: Conjunction of Mercury and Regulus - hard to see!
- July 31: Conjunction of Saturn and Mars, within < 2°, with Venus in the area.
SEB-free Jupiter remains impressive as pictures e.g. from June 29, June 28 (note the chain of dark dots!) and June 25 (more and one year earlier) show. Also the history of these SEB fadings, an animation from last year and an ESA Release and article on the June 3 impact. • Also more on the star occultation by a KBO in a Williams College Release, a Stuttgart Univ. PM and stories here, here, here, here and hier. • On the Sun prominence sequences from June, a CME in May, solar sonifications (more) and a visualization of the solar cycle which is making more strange headlines.
In other news a Brazilian meteorite fall right after a bolide, a bolide in Washington, the - invisible - AMNH meteorite collection, a meteor tracking system at NMSU, more Giacobinids nonsense and a video report on the 2002 fullmoon Leonids. • The NLC season is now clearly underway (125 years after these clouds were first noted): great pictures from several nights in June (dito, earlier, still earlier, even earlier) and from the nights of June 28/29 (more, more), June 25/26, June 24/25, June 20/21, June 19/20 and June 18/19. And July may well be the best month to watch!