This year, Mars reaches its long-awaited opposition on July 27—and is visible all night. Look for its south polar cap and dark features that shift as the planet rotates.
On July 13, portions of Australia and Antarctica will be treated to a partial solar eclipse as the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun.
Two weeks later, on the 27th, Europe, Asia, and Africa will witness a total lunar eclipse when the Moon slips into Earth’s shadow.
If you are in the U.S., you will be able to view the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of July 27 to 28. Up to about 20 meteors per hour streak from the constellation of Aquarius.