June 2018 Sky

1 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 1h UT. Mag. 0.2.
2 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 17h UT (distance 405,317 km; angular size 29.5′).
3 Moon near Mars (morning sky) at 11h UT. Mag. −1.3.
• Mars (Wikipedia)
6 Mercury at superior conjunction with Sun at 2h UT. The elusive planet passes into the evening sky.
6 Last Quarter Moon at 18:33 UT.
13 New Moon at 19:44 UT. Start of lunation 1181.
• Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
14 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23:53 UT (359,503 km; angular size 33.2′).
15 Moon near Pollux (evening sky) at 22h UT.
16 Moon near Venus (38° from Sun, evening sky) at 13h UT. Mag. −4.0.
16 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (evening sky) at 20h UT.
• Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
• M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
18 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 9h UT.
20 Venus 0.7° NNE of Beehive cluster (39° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. −4.0.
20 First Quarter Moon at 10:51 UT.
21 June solstice at 10:07 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)
22 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 8h UT.
• Spica (Wikipedia)
23 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 21h UT. Mag. −2.4.
• Jupiter (Wikipedia)
26 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 1h UT.
• Antares (Wikipedia)
27 Saturn at opposition (opposite the Sun) at 13h UT. The ringed planet is at its closest and brightest at Mag. +0.0. SaturnÕs rings are spectacular even in a small telescope.
• Saturn (Wikipedia)
• Opposition (Wikipedia)
28 Moon near Saturn (midnight sky) at 4h UT. Mag. 0.0.
• Saturn (Wikipedia)
28 Full Moon at 4:53 UT.
• Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
30 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 3h UT (distance 406,061 km; angular size 29.4′).
June 2018 Sky All times Universal Time (UT).

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