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Sun, Moon, and Stars: June 2001

Movement of the heavenly bodies: June 2001

 

June Calendar

Moon PhaseDayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
4Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.05001 am
4Pluto is at opposition, that is, Pluto and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.12008 am
6FULL MOON020010 pm
(June)
6Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon.19003 pm
8Venus is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 46 degrees west of the Sun.05001 am
10Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon.08004 am
11Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.160012 pm
(noon)
11The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.20004 pm
13Mars is at opposition, that is, Mars and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth.08004 am
14LAST QUARTER.030011 pm
(June 13)
14Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Jupiter and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.13009 am
16Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury.13009 am
17Venus is 1 degree 7 minutes north of the Moon.22006 pm
19Saturn is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.22006 pm
21Solstice08004 am
21NEW MOON - Eclipse12008 am
21Mars makes its closest approach to Earth.23007 pm
23The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.17001 pm
28FIRST QUARTER030011 pm
(June 27)
28Mercury 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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