The evening sky facing north-west in Melbourne on July 14 at 7:00 pm AEST showing Venus and the crescent Moon, with Regulus, Mars and Saturn close by. (similar views will be seen from other cities at the equivalent local time eg 7:00 pm ACST Adelaide.
The July edition of Southern Skywatch is now up with lots of planetary action, with Venus close to the Moon, Mars close to the Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn forming interesting patters and Venus near Regulus. Jupiter is within binocular range of Uranus. Mercury returns to the evening sky.