Night sky on Friday, June 2 as seen from Adelaide at 18:42 ACST, (90 minutes after sundown, click on
to embiggen). Mars is within the coronary heart of the beehive cluster. The inset is the binocular view of Mars and the cluster.
The June version of Southern Skywatch
is now up.
The planetary motion is now now principally within the morning skies, though Venus and Mars stay distinguished and brilliant within the night skies and have some good encounter with the Beehive cluster. The Moon occults Delta Scorpii. Mercury is distinguished within the morning twilight under Jupiter on the begining of this month however might be misplaced to view from mid month. Saturn climbs increased within the morning sky and is now rising earlier than midnight, as Jupiter additionally climbs increased within the morning sky.
June 1-3; Mars crosses the Beehive cluster. June 3; the bright star delta Scorpius in the head of the scorpion is occulted by the Moon within the early night simply on Nautical twilight. June 4; Full Moon. June 7; Moon at perigee. June 10; the waning moon close to Saturn within the morning twilight. June 11; Final Quarter Moon. June 13-14, Venus near the Beehive cluster. June 14; the waning Moon near Jupiter. June 18; New Moon. June 21; the crescent Moon kinds a line with Venus and Mars. June 22; the crescent Moon is near Venus within the night forming a triangle with Mars. June 22; the Earth is at Solstice. June 23; the crescent Moon kinds a line with Mars and Venus. June 23; apogee Moon. June 26; First Quarter Moon.
Mercury continues to be distinguished within the morning sky early within the month. It’s simply seen above the japanese horizon an hour earlier than dawn, under Jupiter. Because the month wears on Mercury heads in the direction of the horizon and is misplaced within the twilight.
Venus continues to climb increased within the night sky this month and now’s simply seen from shortly till over an hour after astronomical twilight when the sky is absolutely darkish. Venus is at its biggest distance from the Solar on the 4th however stays excessive within the night sky for the remainder of the month. Venus additionally will increase in brilliance and goes from a half moon form to a transparent crescent form in telescopes.
Venus has two notable shut encounters this month: From the thirteenth to 14th, Venus skims previous the open cluster M44, the beehive cluster, offering a superb sight in binoculars.
Venus comes nearer to Mars, however by no means fairly catches as much as it. On the twenty second, Venus Mars and the crescent moon kind a beautiful triangle. On the twenty first and twenty third the trio kind a line.
Earth is at Solstice on the Thursday twenty second, when the day is shortest.
Mars though properly previous opposition, continues to be simply seen It passes by means of Most cancers and enters Leo late within the Month. On the first, Mars may be discovered on the outskirts of the Beehive cluster M44. And on the 2nd and third Mars is within the coronary heart of the beehive, a fantastic binocular and telescope vista (additionally good in darkish sky areas)
On the twenty second, Venus Mars and the crescent moon kind a beautiful triangle.
climbs increased within the morning sky, firstly of the month brilliant Mercury is under it, however Mercury is much less distinguished because the month progresses. On the 14th Jupiter might be 5 levels from the waning crescent moon.
Saturn continues to climb increased within the morning skies and turns into seen within the late night, though it stays greatest within the morning skies. On the tenth, Saturn is close to to the waning Moon within the morning skies.
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