June 6 – New Moon
The Moon will be on the same side of Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This step occurs at 7:39 p.m. (Vietnam time). This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters, as there is no moonlight to obstruct them.
June 20 – Summer Solstice
This year’s summer solstice occurs at 3:46 a.m. (Vietnam time). The North Pole of the Earth will tilt toward the Sun. At this time, the Sun reaches its maximum position in the northern part of the sky. The Sun will shine directly on the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 north latitude. It will be the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere. The planet Mercury reaches its greatest elongation towards the west, at 26.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury as it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
June 22 – Full moon
The Moon will be located opposite the Sun as seen from Earth and the part of the Moon facing Earth will be fully illuminated. This phase takes place at 08:09 (Vietnam time). This full moon was called the Strawberry Moon by Native American tribes because it signaled the ripening of fruit and also coincided with the peak of the strawberry harvest. This moon is known together as the Pink Moon and the Honey Moon. The Moon will be near its closest position to Earth and may appear brighter and larger than usual.
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