Astronomy Events for June 2010





June 3 : Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 17h UT (distance 404,266 km; angular size 29.4').

June 4: Last Quarter Moon at 22:13 UT.

June 6: Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 4h UT. Mag. -2.3.

June 7: Mars 0.8° NNE from Regulus (74° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mags. +1.2 and +1.3.

June 8: Jupiter 0.44° SSE from Uranus (77° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mags. -2.3 and +5.9.

June 10: Mercury 5.9° SSE of the Pleiades (19° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT. Mag. -0.4.

June 10: Moon near Pleiades (morning sky) at 23h UT.

June 11: Moon near Mercury (morning sky) at 1h UT.

June 12: New Moon at 11:15 UT. Start of lunation 1082.

June 15: Moon near Venus (evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. -4.0.

June 15: Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 15h UT (365,931 km; 32.7').

June 15: Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) (evening sky) at 17h UT.

June 17: Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 4h UT.

June 17: Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 15h UT. Mag. +1.3.

June 19: First Quarter Moon at 4:29 UT.

June 20: Venus 0.7° from Beehive cluster (M44) (evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. -4.0.

June 21: Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 1h UT.

June 21: June solstice at 11:29 UT

ie.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 24: Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 12h UT.

June 26: Full Moon at 11:30 UT.

June 26: Partial Eclipse of the Moon from 10:17 to 13:00 UT, mid-eclipse at 11:38 UT. Visible from the Americas, the Pacific and eastern Asia.

June 28: Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 12h UT. The planet passes into the evening sky.

All times are in terms of Universal Time (UT).

V S/AASTRO

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