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  Sky Calendar -- June 2014
1 Moon near Jupiter (40° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. -1.9.
2 Mercury 0.15° from M35 cluster (20° from Sun, evening sky) at 6h UT. Mag. +1.5.
2 Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 17h UT.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
3 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 4h UT (distance 404,954 km; angular size 29.5').
4 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 15h UT.
5 First Quarter Moon at 20:40 UT.
8 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 0h UT. Mag. -0.4.
8 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 23h UT.
10 Moon very near Saturn (148° from Sun, evening sky) at 19h UT. Mag. +0.2. Occultation visible from southern Africa.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
12 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 7h UT.
13 Full Moon at 4:13 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
15 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 3h UT (367,102 km; angular size 33.0').
16 Jupiter 6.3° S of Pollux (28° from Sun, evening sky) at 4h UT. Mags. -1.8 and +1.2.
19 Last Quarter Moon at 18:39 UT.
19 Mercury at inferior conjunction with the Sun at 23h UT. Not visible. Passes into the morning sky.
21 June solstice at 10:51 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 (NASA)
23 Venus 5.7° SSE from the Pleiades (32° from Sun, morning sky) at 19h UT. Mag -3.9.
24 Moon near the Pleiades (morning sky) at 11h UT.
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
24 Moon near Venus (morning sky) at 13h UT. Mag. -3.9.
25 Moon near Aldebaran (24° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT.
27 New Moon at 8:09 UT. Start of lunation 1132.
Lunation Number (Wikipedia)
29 Moon near Jupiter (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 1h UT. Mag. -1.8.
30 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 405,930 km; angular size 29.4').
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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