June 2017 Sky
|1||First Quarter Moon at 12:42 UT.|
|3||Venus 1.7° SSE of Uranus at 5h UT. Mags. −4.3 and 5.9.|
|3||Venus at greatest elongation west (46° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT. Mag −4.3.|
|4||Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. −2.2.
• Jupiter (Wikipedia)
|4||Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 22h UT.
• Spica (Wikipedia)
|8||Moon near Antares (midnight sky) at 20h UT.
• Antares (Wikipedia)
|8||Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 22h UT (distance 406,401 km; angular size 29.4′).|
|9||Full Moon at 13:10 UT.|
|10||Moon near Saturn (midnight sky) at 2h UT. Mag. 0.0.|
|15||Saturn at opposition (opposite the Sun) at 10h UT. The ringed planet is at its closest and brightest at Mag. +0.0. Saturn’s rings are spectacular even in a small telescope.
• Saturn (Wikipedia)
|16||Moon near Neptune (101° from Sun, morning sky) at 13h UT. Occultation visible from southern South Pacific Ocean. Mag. 7.9.|
|17||Last Quarter Moon at 11:34 UT.|
|20||Moon near Venus (morning sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −4.2.|
|21||June solstice at 4:24 UT. The time when the Sun reaches the point farthest north of the celestial equator marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
• June Solstice (Wikipedia)
• Equinoxes and Solstices from Space (NASA)
|21||Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 14h UT. The elusive planet passes into the evening sky.|
|21||Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 23h UT.
• The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
|22||Moon near Aldebaran (22° from Sun, morning sky) at 15h UT.|
|23||Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 10:52 UT (357,937 km; angular size 33.4′).|
|24||New Moon at 2:32 UT. Start of lunation 1169.
• Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
|26||Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 11h UT.
• Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
• M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
|28||Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 1h UT. Occultation visible from west South America.
• Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
|June 2017 Sky All times Universal Time (UT).|