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All sky watchers need a planisphere to quickly show the location of stars and constellations for any date and time. Note: Planispheres are designed for specific latitudes so be sure to select one for your latitude.

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  Sky Calendar -- June 2019
1 Moon near Venus (20° from Sun, morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
3 New Moon at 10:02 UT. Start of lunation 1193.
4 Moon near Mercury (17° from Sun, evening sky) at 17h UT. Mag. −0.8.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
5 Moon near Mars (evening sky) at 16h UT. Mag. 1.8.
Mars (Wikipedia)
6 Moon near Pollux (evening sky) at 10h UT.
7 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 (evening sky) at 9h UT.
7 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23:16 UT (368,504 km; angular size 32.4').
8 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 22h UT.
Regulus (Wikipedia)
9 Venus 5.1° SSE of the Pleiades (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 5h UT. Mags. −3.9.
10 First Quarter Moon at 5:59 UT.
10 Jupiter at opposition at 15h UT. Best time to observe the largest planet in the solar system. Mag. −2.6.
Opposition (Wikipedia)
12 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 18h UT.
Spica (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 5h UT.
Antares (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Jupiter (midnight sky) at 20h UT. Mag. −2.6.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
17 Venus 4.7° N of the Aldebaran (17° from Sun, morning sky) at 0h UT. Mags. −3.9 and 0.9.
17 Full Moon at 8:30 UT.
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
18 Mercury 0.2° NNE of Mars (24° from Sun, evening sky) at 19h UT. Mags. 0.2 and 1.8.
19 Moon near Saturn (morning sky) at 5h UT. Mag. 0.2. Occultation visible from southern South America and southern South Africa.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
Saturn (Wikipedia)
21 June solstice at 15:56 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 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 8h UT (distance 404,548 km; angular size 29.5').
23 Mercury at greatest elongation east (25° from Sun, evening sky) at 23h UT. Mag. 0.5.
25 Last Quarter Moon at 9:47 UT.
30 Moon near Aldebaran (morning sky) at 15h UT.
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
All times Universal Time (UT).
  • US Eastern Daylight Time = UT − 4 hours.
  • US Pacific Daylight Time = UT − 7 hours.
  • Australian Eastern Standard Time = UT + 10 hours
  • Singapore Standard Time = UT + 8 hours.

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