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Sun, Moon, Stars: June 2001

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. 0500 1 am
4 Pluto is at opposition, that is, Pluto and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 1200 8 am
6 FULL MOON 0200 10 pm
(June)
6 Mars is 4 degrees south of the Moon. 1900 3 pm
8 Venus is at its greatest elongation, or angular distance from the Sun, at 46 degrees west of the Sun. 0500 1 am
10 Neptune is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 0800 4 am
11 Uranus is 3 degrees north of the Moon. 1600 12 pm
(noon)
11 The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit. 2000 4 pm
13 Mars is at opposition, that is, Mars and the Sun are aligned on opposite sides of Earth. 0800 4 am
14 LAST QUARTER. 0300 11 pm
(June 13)
14 Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Jupiter and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun. 1300 9 am
16 Mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is, the Sun and the Earth are aligned on opposite sides of Mercury. 1300 9 am
17 Venus is 1 degree 7 minutes north of the Moon. 2200 6 pm
19 Saturn is 0 degrees 9 minutes north of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon. 2200 6 pm
21 Solstice 0800 4 am
21 NEW MOON - Eclipse 1200 8 am
21 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth. 2300 7 pm
23 The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. 1700 1 pm
28 FIRST QUARTER 0300 11 pm
(June 27)
28 Mercury appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion. 0700 3 am