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  Sky Calendar -- June 2021
1 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 13h UT. Mag. −2.4.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
2 Last Quarter Moon at 7:25 UT.
8 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 2h UT (distance 406,228 km; angular size 29.4').
8 Moon near the Pleiades (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 21h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
10 New Moon at 10:53 UT. Start of lunation 1218.
10 Annular Solar Eclipse from 9:50 to 11:34 UT. Greatest eclipse at 10:43 UT. The path of annularity extends across northern Canada, Greenland, and Russia. Partial eclipse in N. America, Europe and Asia.
Annular Solar Eclipse of 2021 June 10 (GIF) (NASA)
Solar Eclipses: 2011 - 2030 (Mr Eclipse)
NASA Solar Eclipse Page (NASA)
Total Solar Eclipses: How common are they in the Solar System? (video) (ASSA/YouTube)
11 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 1h UT. Mercury passes into the morning sky.
12 Venus 1.5° SSW of Moon (20° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
13 Moon near Castor at 2h UT (evening sky).
13 Moon near Pollux at 7h UT (evening sky).
13 Moon near Mars (38° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. 1.8.
Mars (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (evening sky) at 9h UT. The Beehive is a lovely sight in binoculars.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
16 Moon near Regulus at 4h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
18 First Quarter Moon at 3:54 UT.
19 Venus 8.7° S of Castor (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 13h UT. Mag. −3.9.
20 Moon near Spica at 4h UT (evening sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
21 June solstice at 3:32 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)
Equinoxes and Solstices from Space
21 Venus 5.2° S of Pollux (23° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −3.9.
23 Moon near Antares at 7h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
23 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 9:52 UT (distance 359,956 km; angular size 33.2').
23 Mars 0.03° SE of Beehive cluster M44 (evening sky) at 23h UT. Mag. 1.8. Mars will present a beautiful sight as it traverses M44.
24 Full Moon at 18:39 UT.
27 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 12h UT. Mag. 0.4.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
28 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −2.6.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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