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June 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky

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

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May 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky

May 2017 Sky 2 Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 18h UT. • Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia) • M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD) 3 First Quarter Moon at 2:47 UT. 4 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 10h UT. Occultation

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April 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky

April 2017 Sky  1 Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 9h UT. Occultation visible from southern Asia, Japan, and Korea. 1 Mercury at greatest elongation east (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. 0.0. 3 First Quarter Moon

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March 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky

March 2017 Sky 1 Moon near Venus (32° from Sun, evening sky) at 2h UT. Mag. −4.6. 1 Moon near Mars (43° from Sun) at 21h UT. Mag. 1.3. 3 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7:29 UT (369,062

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January 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky

January 2017 Sky 1 Mars 0.02° South of Neptune (59° from Sun, evening sky) at 7h UT. Mags. 0.9 and 7.9. 2 Moon near Venus (47° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. -4.4. • Crescent Moon and Venus

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December 2016 Sky

June 2017 Sky

December 2016 Sky 1 Moon near Mercury (18° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. -0.5. 3 Moon near Venus (44° from Sun, evening sky) at 11h UT. Mag. -4.2. • Crescent Moon and Venus (APOD) 5 Moon near

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September 2016 Sky

June 2017 Sky

September 2016 Sky 1 Annular Solar Eclipse from 6:13 to 12:01 UT. Greatest eclipse at 9:08 UT. Path of annularity extends from the southern Atlantic Ocean, across central Africa and Madagascar, and into the Indian Ocean. Partial eclipse over a

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August 2016 Sky

June 2017 Sky

August 2016 Sky 2 New Moon at 20:45 UT. Start of lunation 1158. • Lunation Number (Wikipedia) 4 Moon near Venus (16° from Sun, evening sky) at 5h UT. Mag. -3.9. 4 Moon near Regulus (18° from Sun, evening sky)

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July 2016 Sky

June 2017 Sky

July 2016 Sky 1 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7h UT (365,983 km; angular size 32.7′). 1 Moon near the Pleiades (40° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT. • The Pleiades (Wikipedia) 2 Moon near Aldebaran (31°

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June 2016 Sky

June 2017 Sky

June 2016 Sky 3 Saturn at opposition (opposite the Sun) at 6h UT. The ringed planet is at its brightest (mag. +0.0) and closest in 25 years (globe diameter 18.5″, rings span 42″). Saturn’s rings are spectacular even in a

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