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  Sky Calendar -- June 2007
1 Moon very near Antares at 0h UT (midnight sky). Occultation visible from South and Central America.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
1 Full Moon at 1:04 UT. The full Moon of June is called the "Rose Moon", "Flower Moon" or "Strawberry Moon".
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
1 Moon near Jupiter at 11h UT (midnight sky).
2 Mercury at greatest elongation, 23° east from Sun (evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. +0.6, low in the west-northwest after sunset.
5 Jupiter at opposition at 23h UT (mag. -2.6). The best time to observe the largest planet in the solar system.
8 Last Quarter Moon at 11:43 UT.
10 Moon near Mars at 18h UT (morning sky). Mag. +0.8.
12 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 17h UT (363,780 km; 32.9').
13 Moon near the Pleiades at 13h UT (morning sky).
13 Venus near Beehive cluster (M44) at 15h UT (evening sky). Mag. -4.3.
15 New Moon at 3:13 UT. Beginning of lunation 1045.
18 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) at 7h UT.
18 Moon very near Venus at 15h UT (evening sky). Mag -4.4. Occultation visible from N.E. North America (daytime), Europe, and S.W. Asia.
Occultation of Venus (IOTA)
19 Moon very near Saturn at 8h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Asia (day) & Japan. Mag +0.6.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
19 Moon very near Regulus at 23h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from W. & S. North America.
Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
21 June solstice at 18:11 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 First Quarter Moon at 13:15 UT.
24 Moon near Spica at 12h UT (evening sky).
24 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 14h UT (distance 404,540 km; angular size 29.5').
28 Moon very near Antares at 8h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from E. Australia, New Zealand, and southern South America.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
30 Full Moon at 13:49 UT. The second Full Moon this month!
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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