Sun, Moon, and Stars: June 2000

Sun, Moon & Stars
Movement of the heavenly bodies: June 2000

 

Celestial links
·  Visibility of the Planets
·  Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset times
·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2000
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2000
·  Summer Solstice
Mark your calendars:
June 20 is
the summer solstice

 

 

June Calendar

 

 

DayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
1Saturn is 3 degrees north of the Moon.040012 am (midnight)
1Jupiter is 4 degrees north of the Moon.05001 am
1Pluto is at opposition, that is, Pluto and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.18002 pm
2NEW MOON12008 am
3The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.13009 am
4Mercury is 4 degrees north of the Moon.040012 am (midnight)
9FIRST QUARTER030011 pm (June 8)
9Mercury is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 24 degrees east of the Sun.13009 am
9Venus is in superior conjunction, that is, Venus and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.11007 am
16FULL MOON22006 pm
18The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.13009 am
19Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 4 minutes north of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.20004 pm
20Neptune is 1 degree 3 minutes north of the Moon.07003 am
21Solstice020010 pm (June 20)
21Uranus is 1 degree 6 minutes north of the Moon.12008 am
22Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.20004 pm
23The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.22006 pm
25LAST QUARTER01009 pm (June 24)
28Saturn is 3 degrees north of the Moon.20004 pm
29Jupiter is 4 degrees north of the Moon.01009 pm (June 28)