Star calenar for June 2016

Star calendar 1–30 June 2016

3 Jun    Low in the east before dawn, Mercury is 1 finger-width above the moon. At opposition, Saturn will be fully illuminated by the sun. At its closest approach to Earth, Saturn is at its brightest for the year and visible all night long. The moon is at perigee, 56.62 Earth-radii (361,000 kilometers) away.

5 Jun    Rising an hour before the sun, Mercury is at its greatest elongation, 24.2 degrees west of the sun.

7 Jun    Low in the west at sunset, the Gemini Twins are to the moon’s upper right.

9 Jun    Low in the west at dusk, Regulus is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s upper left.

10 Jun    The moon lies between Regulus, 3 finger-widths to the right, and Jupiter, 4 finger-widths to the upper left.

11 Jun    Jupiter is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s right tonight.

12 Jun    The first-quarter moon lies between Jupiter, 1½ fist-widths to the right, and Spica, 2 fist-widths to the left.

14 Jun    Spica is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right early tonight.

15 Jun    The moon lies between Spica, 1½ fist-widths to the right, and Mars, the same distance to the lower left.

16 Jun    As the sky darkens, the moon is low in the south with Mars 4 finger-widths below and Saturn 2 fist-widths to the lower left.

17 Jun    The moon is at the top of a triangle with Mars 4 finger-widths to the right or lower right and Saturn at the lower left corner, 1 fist-width away. Antares is a little more than 1 fist-width below the moon.

18 Jun    Tonight, the moon passes 1 finger-width to Saturn’s left. Antares is 3 finger-widths beyond Saturn.

19 Jun    Rising less than an hour before sunset, the moon forms a straight line with Saturn, 1½ fist-widths to the upper right, and Mars, 2 fist-widths beyond.

20 Jun    The full moon is low in the south at midnight above the dome of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius. The summer solstice occurs at 2234 UT as the sun reaches its farthest northern declination.

24 Jun    Low in the south before dawn, the moon lies between Altair, 3 fist-widths to the upper right, and Fomalhaut, 2½ fist-widths to the lower left.

30 Jun    The Pleiades Cluster is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s left low in the west before dawn. Mira is about the same distance to the right, and Hamal is 1½ fist-widths above the moon.

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