June

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0100
1 FULL MOON 0100
1 Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon. 1200
2 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 23° east of the Sun. 1000
5 The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion. 1200
5 Jupiter is at opposition. 2300
6 Neptune is 1° 5' north of the Moon. 1400
8 LAST QUARTER 1200
8 Uranus is 1° 6' south of the Moon. 1500
9 Venus is at its greatest elongation, at 45° east of the Sun. 0300
10 Mars is 5° south of the Moon. 2200
12 The Moon is at perigee. 1700
15 NEW MOON 0300
15 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as it moves from its greatest elongation east of the Sun back toward a position west of the Sun as viewed from Earth. 1600
16 Mercury is 6° south of the Moon. 0900
18 Venus is 0° 6' south of the Moon. Occultation of Venus by the Moon. 1500
19 Pluto is at opposition. 0700
19 Saturn is 0° 4' south of the Moon. Occultation of Saturn by the Moon. 0800
20 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 4' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0000
21 Solstice 1800
22 FIRST QUARTER 1300
23 Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion. 2300
24 The Moon is at apogee. 1400
28 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0800
28 Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon. 1400
28 Mercury is in inferior conjunction. 1900
30 FULL MOON 1400

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