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  Sky Calendar -- June 2013
7 Moon near the Pleiades (17° from Sun, morning sky) at 2h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
7 Moon near Mars (12° from Sun, morning sky) at 14h UT. Mag. +1.4.
8 New Moon at 15:58 UT. Start of lunation 1119.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
9 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 22h UT (distance 406,486 km; angular size 29.4').
10 Moon near Venus (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 9h UT. Mag. -3.9.
11 Moon near Pollux (evening sky) at 15h UT.
12 Mercury at greatest elongation, 24° east of Sun (evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. +0.5.
12 Moon near Beehive cluster (46° from Sun, evening sky) at 21h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
14 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 18h UT.
16 First Quarter Moon at 17:24 UT.
18 Moon very near Spica (116° from Sun, evening sky) at 22h UT. Occultation visible from southern Africa and Madagascar.
Occultation of Spica (US Naval Observatory)
Occultation of Spica (IOTA)
19 Jupiter at conjunction with the Sun at 16h UT. Passes into the morning sky (not visible).
19 Moon near Saturn (127° from Sun, evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. +0.5.
20 Mercury 1.9° S of Venus (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 7h UT. Mags. +1.3 and -3.9. An excellent opportuntiy to find elusive Mercury.
21 June solstice at 5:04 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)
22 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 0h UT.
22 Venus 5.2° S of Pollux (22° from Sun, evening sky) at 8h UT. Mags. -3.9 and +1.2.
23 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 11h UT (356,911 km; 33.5'). Nearest in 2013. Occurs about half an hour before Full Moon so very high tides expected!
23 Full Moon at 11:33 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
30 Last Quarter Moon at 4:54 UT.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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