1 Jun The first-quarter moon lies between magnitude 1.4 Regulus, 2 fist-widths to the right, and magnitude -2.2 Jupiter, 2½ fist-widths to the lower left.
2 Jun Tonight Jupiter is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left.
3 Jun The moon passes less than 1 finger-width to Jupiter’s upper left tonight. The bright star 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left is magnitude 1.0 Spica.
4 Jun Spica is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right this evening. Jupiter is 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper right.
8 Jun At midnight, magnitude 0.96 Antares is less than 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower right. Magnitude 0.0 Saturn is about the same distance to the moon’s lower left. The moon is at apogee, 63.71 Earth-radii (406,000 kilometers) away.
9 Jun Saturn is 1 finger-width to the right of the full moon tonight.
10 Jun Saturn is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower right, low in the west before first light.
12 Jun The bright star nearly 3 fist-widths above the moon this morning is magnitude 0.93 Altair, which is about 17 light years away. The equation of time is 0.
14 Jun Today marks the year’s earliest sunrise at latitude 40 degrees north.
15 Jun At opposition, Saturn is opposite the sun in our sky.
17 Jun The last-quarter moon is low in the southeast at sunrise.
20 Jun The waning crescent moon is low in the east before dawn with magnitude -4.2 Venus 3 finger-widths to the left or lower left.
21 Jun Marking the summer solstice, the sun reaches its northernmost declination today.
23 Jun The moon is at perigee, 56.12 Earth-radii (358,000 kilometers) away. Perigee occurs only 15.7 hours before the new moon, so check your tide tables before heading out.
27 Jun Magnitude 1.4 Regulus is less than ½ finger-width to the right of the waxing crescent moon at dusk. Today marks the latest sunset of the year at latitude 40 degrees north.
30 Jun At dusk, magnitude -2.0 Jupiter is less than 2 finger-widths to the first-quarter moon’s left or lower left. Spica is another fist-width beyond Jupiter.
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