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Sun, Moon & Stars

Movement of the heavenly bodies: June 2001

June Calendar

Moon Phase Day Phenomenon Hour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
4 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion. 05001 am
4 Pluto is at opposition, that is, Pluto and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 12008 am
6 FULL MOON 020010 pm
(June)
6 Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 19003 pm
8 Venus is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 46 degrees west of the Sun. 05001 am
10 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 08004 am
11 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 160012 pm
(noon)
11 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 20004 pm
13 Mars is at opposition, that is, Mars and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 08004 am
14 LAST QUARTER. 030011 pm
(June 13)
14 Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Jupiter and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 13009 am
16 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 13009 am
17 Venus is 1 degree 7 minutes north of the Moon. 22006 pm
19 Saturn is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 22006 pm
21 Solstice 08004 am
21 NEW MOON - Eclipse 12008 am
21 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth. 23007 pm
23 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 17001 pm
28 FIRST QUARTER 030011 pm
(June 27)
28 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 07003 am

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