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  Sky Calendar -- June 2011
1 New Moon at 21:02 UT. Start of lunation 1094.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
1 Partial Eclipse of the Sun at 21:16 UT. Visible from high latitudes in the northern hemisphere. Begins at 19:25, ends at 23:06 UT.
Partial Solar Eclipse of 2011 Jun 01 (NASA)
6 Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 3h UT.
7 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 20h UT.
9 First Quarter Moon at 2:09 UT.
9 Venus near the Pleiades (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT. Mag. -3.8.
10 Moon near Saturn (evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. +0.8.
11 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 16h UT.
12 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 2h UT (367,189 km; 32.5').
13 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 0h UT. The planet passes into the evening sky.
14 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 21h UT.
15 Full Moon at 20:12 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
15 Total Eclipse of the Moon begins at 19:22 UT and ends at 21:03 UT. Mid-eclipse at 20:13 UT. Partial phases begin at 18:22 UT and end at 22:02 UT. The Moon will appear red-orange in color during totality (the Earth's shadow). Total eclipse visible from eastern South America, Africa, Europe, central Asia, and western Australia.
Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011 Jun 15 (NASA)
21 Mars 4.3° SSE of the Pleiades (29° from Sun, morning sky) at 10h UT. Mag. +1.4.
21 June solstice at 17:17 UT. 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 Solstice (Wikipedia)
23 Last Quarter Moon at 11:48 UT.
24 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 4h UT (distance 404,271 km; angular size 29.6').
26 Moon near Jupiter (60° from Sun, morning sky) at 4h UT. Mag. -2.2.
28 Moon near the Pleiades (36° from Sun, morning sky) at 6h UT.
28 Moon near Mars (30° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT. Mag. +1.4.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Daylight Time = UT - 4 hours.

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