Observing summary June 2014

Space.com has a very nice summary of June’s astronomical events:

  • June 3, 2:08–3:44 p.m. EDT Triple shadow transit on Jupiter
  • June 10, dusk. The Moon will pass just south of the planet Saturn.
  • June 21, 6:51 a.m. EDT Solstice
  • June 24, dawn, The slender crescent moon will pass just below the planet Venus.
  • Jun 27, New Moon
Moon and Saturn

June 10, the Moon will pass just south of Saturn.

Planet notes:

  • Mercury visible near the setting Sun for the first two weeks of the month.
  • Venus is the dawn star, rising just before the Sun.
  • Mars is now dimming rapidly as it moves towards conjunction with the Sun.
  • Jupiter is low in the western sky at sunset, visible until late in the month.
  • Saturn is high in the southern sky for most of the night.
  • Uranus rises just before the sun.
  • Neptune rises after midnight.

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