Where to Spot the Planets in July.
Mars will be low in the west all month just before sunset. Look for its characteristic red color.
Mercury will start making an appearance near Mars around the 26th and will have a close encounter (conjunction) with Mars on the 27th and 28th.
Jupiter can be spotted about halfway up in the eastern sky as the sun sets, and moves to the west as the night progresses, setting around 3:30 am.
As Jupiter sets, Venus begins it morning climb. You should easily spot it in the east before the sun rises. It will be the brightest object (except for the moon) before sunrise.
Saturn is hard to spot in in the late night and early morning hours. But you can spot it to the right of the Moon on July 10.