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.

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