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  Sky Calendar -- June 2022
1 Moon near M35 star cluster at 11h UT (21° from Sun, evening sky).
Messier 35 (Wikipedia)
2 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 2h UT (distance 406,192km; angular size 29.4').
3 Moon near Castor at 1h UT (evening sky).
3 Moon near Pollux at 6h UT (evening sky).
4 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 11h UT (evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
6 Moon near Regulus at 8h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
7 First Quarter Moon at 14:48 UT.
10 Moon near Spica at 12h UT (evening sky).
Spica (Wikipedia)
13 Moon near Antares at 16h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
14 Full Moon at 11:51 UT.
14 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23:24 UT (distance 357,432km; angular size 33.4').
16 Mercury at greatest elongation west at 15h UT (23° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 0.5.
18 Moon near Saturn at 16h UT (morning sky). Mag. 0.7.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
21 Last Quarter Moon at 3:11 UT.
21 June solstice at 9:17 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)
21 Moon near Jupiter at 17h UT (morning sky). Mag. −2.4.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
22 Moon near Mars at 19h UT (70° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. 0.5. Occultation visible from the far southern Pacific Ocean.
Mars (Wikipedia)
23 Mercury 2.9° NNW of Aldebaran at 12h UT (22° from Sun, morning sky). Mags. 0.0 and 0.9.
24 Moon near Uranus (46° from Sun, morning sky) at 22h UT. Occultation visible from NW Australia and Indonesia. Mag. 5.8.
26 Moon near the Pleiades at 1h UT (morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
26 Moon near Venus at 9h UT (morning sky). Mag. −3.9.
Venus (Wikipedia)
26 Moon near Aldebaran at 19h UT (26° from Sun, morning sky).
Aldebaran (Wikipedia)
27 Moon near Mercury at 10h UT (20° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.4.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
29 New Moon at 2:52 UT. Start of lunation 1231.
29 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 6h UT (distance 406,580km; angular size 29.4').
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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