The Night Sky in June

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    FULL moon occurs on June l0d. 21h. 45m., U.T., and new moon on June 260.10h.02m. The following conjunctions with the moon take place : June 3d. 04h., Saturn 3°S. ; June 13d. 22h., Jupiter 5° N.; June 24d l5h., Mars 4° S.; June 24d. 18h., Mercury 8°S June 27d. 21h., Venus 4° S.; June 30d. 13h., Saturn2° S. Mercury is in inferior conjunction on .June 3 and is, stationary on June 15. The planet reaches greatest western elongation on June 28, and at the end of the month rises an hour before the sun. Venus is an evening star, setting about an hour after the sun during June, and can be seen for a short time in the western sky. Mars is a morning star, rising at 3h. 10m., 2h. 40m., arid 2h. 12m., at the beginning, middle and end of the month, respectively, and is visible for a short time in the eastern sky. Jupiter is visible in the early morning hours, Arising at 23h. 30m., 22h. 33m., and 21h. 30m. on June 1, 15 and 30, respectively. Saturn is visible during the earlier portion of the night, setting at Oh. 40m., 23h. 45m. and 22h. 50m. at the beginning, middle and end of the month, respectively. No occultations of stars occur during June. Summer solstice commences on June 21d. 18h.

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    The Night Sky in June. Nature 163, 833 (1949) doi:10.1038/163833d0

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