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  Sky Calendar -- June 2006
2 Moon near Regulus at 21h UT (evening sky).
3 First Quarter Moon at 23:06 UT.
4 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 2h UT (distance 404,081 km; angular size 29.6').
5 Saturn 0.54° from Beehive cluster at 5h UT (evening sky).
7 Moon very near Spica at 8h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from the Southern Pacific Ocean.
Occultation of Spica (IOTA)
8 Moon near Jupiter at 16h UT. Mag. -2.4.
10 Moon very near Antares at 23h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Eastern Brazil and Southern Africa.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
11 Full Moon at 18:03 UT. The full Moon of June is called the "Rose Moon", "Flower Moon" or "Strawberry Moon".
16 Mars 0.04° from Beehive cluster at 1h UT (evening sky).
16 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 17h UT (368,920 km; 32.4').
18 Mars 0.56° from Saturn at 5h UT (evening sky). Mags. +1.8 and +0.4, respectively.
18 Last Quarter Moon at 14:08 UT.
20 Mercury at greatest elongation, 25° east from Sun (evening sky) at 20h UT. Mag. +0.6, low in the west-northwest.
21 June solstice at 12:30 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 Moon near Venus and the Pleiades at 0h UT (morning sky). Venus at mag. -3.9.
25 New Moon at 16:05 UT. Beginning of lunation 1033.
27 Moon near Pollux at 4h UT (evening sky).
27 Moon near Mercury at 16h UT (evening sky). Mag. +1.1.
28 Moon near Saturn at 13h UT (evening sky). Mag. +0.4.
28 Moon near Mars at 23h UT (evening sky). Mag. +1.8.
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

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