Moon at last quarter, rising in the east at shortly after 1 am and located against the stars of Pisces the Fishes. By dawn, look for it in the southeast. It remains visible in full sunlight until it sets at midday.
Earth is farthest from the Sun (aphelion). Occurring during Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, this shows that Earth's distance from its star has less of an effect on the seasons than the 23½-degree tilt of the planet's axis of rotation, which causes variations in the angle and duration of sunlight shining on given areas on the planet's surface.