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  Sky Calendar -- June 2023
2 Mars 0.16° NNE of Beehive cluster (M44) at 23h UT (56° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. 1.6.
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
3 Moon near Antares at 23h UT (evening sky).
Antares (Wikipedia)
4 Venus at dichotomy (D-shape) at 3h UT (evening sky).
Observe Venus's phases (Sky at Night)
4 Full Moon at 3:43 UT.
4 Venus at greatest elongation east at 11h UT (45° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. −4.3.
6 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 23:14 UT (distance 364,861km; angular size 32.7').
9 Moon near Saturn at 23h UT (morning sky). Mag. 0.9.
Saturn (Wikipedia)
10 Last Quarter Moon at 19:31 UT.
14 Venus 0.8° NNE of Beehive cluster (M44) at 1h UT (45° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. −4.4.
14 Moon near Jupiter at 6h UT (morning sky). Mag. −2.1.
Jupiter (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Pleiades at 3h UT (25° from Sun, morning sky).
The Pleiades (Wikipedia)
16 Moon near Mercury at 19h UT (16° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.8.
Mercury (Wikipedia)
17 Mercury 4.3° NNW of Aldebaran at 1h UT (16° from Sun, morning sky). Mag. −0.8.
18 New Moon at 4:38 UT. Start of lunation 1243.
20 Moon near Castor at 4h UT (evening sky).
20 Moon near Pollux at 10h UT (evening sky).
21 Moon near Beehive cluster M44 at 14h UT (38° from Sun, evening sky).
Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia)
M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD)
21 June solstice at 15:01 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.
22 Moon near Venus at 4h UT (44° from Sun, evening sky). Mag. −4.4. Beautiful pairing with Mars nearby!
Venus (Wikipedia)
22 Moon, Venus and Mars within circle of diameter 5° at 8h UT (46° from Sun, evening sky). Mags. −4.4 and 1.7.
22 Moon near Mars at 14h UT (evening sky). Mag. 1.7.
Mars (Wikipedia)
22 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 405,385km; angular size 29.5').
23 Moon near Regulus at 12h UT (evening sky).
Regulus (Wikipedia)
26 First Quarter Moon at 7:50 UT.
27 Moon near Spica at 23h UT (evening sky).
Spica (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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