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  Sky Calendar -- June 2010
3 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 17h UT (distance 404,266 km; angular size 29.4').
4 Last Quarter Moon at 22:13 UT.
6 Moon near Jupiter (morning sky) at 4h UT. Mag. -2.3.
7 Mars 0.8° NNE from Regulus (74° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mags. +1.2 and +1.3.
8 Jupiter 0.44° SSE from Uranus (77° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mags. -2.3 and +5.9.
10 Mercury 5.9° SSE of the Pleiades (19° from Sun, morning sky) at 16h UT. Mag. -0.4.
10 Moon near Pleiades (morning sky) at 23h UT.
11 Moon near Mercury (morning sky) at 1h UT.
12 New Moon at 11:15 UT. Start of lunation 1082.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
15 Moon near Venus (evening sky) at 4h UT. Mag. -4.0.
15 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 15h UT (365,931 km; 32.7').
15 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) (evening sky) at 17h UT.
17 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 4h UT.
17 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 15h UT. Mag. +1.3.
19 First Quarter Moon at 4:29 UT.
20 Venus 0.7° from Beehive cluster (M44) (evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. -4.0.
21 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 1h UT.
21 June solstice at 11:29 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)
24 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 12h UT.
26 Full Moon at 11:30 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
26 Partial Eclipse of the Moon from 10:17 to 13:00 UT, mid-eclipse at 11:38 UT. Visible from the Americas, the Pacific and eastern Asia.
Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2010 Jun 26 (PDF) (NASA)
Eclipses During 2010 (NASA)
28 Mercury at superior conjunction with the Sun at 12h UT. The planet passes into the evening sky.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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