June 4 – Full Moon
The Moon will be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun and its side will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 10:43. This full moon was called Strawberry Moon by early Native American tribes because it signaled the time of year to harvest ripe fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvest season. The moon at this time is also known as the pink moon and the honeymoon.
June 4 – Venus reaches its maximum eastern equinox
Venus reaches its maximum elongation eastward, up to 45.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to see Venus as it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for this planet in the western sky after sunset.
Venus and Jupiter shine on the western horizon, by Michael Luy (Trier Observatory).
June 18 – New Moon
The Moon will be on the same side of Earth as the Sun, so we won’t be able to see the Moon in the night sky at all. This phase will take place at 11:39 a.m. This is a great time to observe other faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters as they will not be affected by moonlight.
June 21 – Summer Solstice
This year’s summer solstice occurs at 9:51 p.m. The North Pole of the Earth will be tilted towards the Sun. At this time, the Sun reaches its maximum position in the northern sky. The sun will shine directly on the Tropic of Cancer 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 northern hemisphere receives more sunlight at the summer solstice. Photo: Wikipedia
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