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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Astronomical phenomena June 2013

As an important event in this period, Mercury will be at greatest elongation to the delight of amateur astronomers who can photograph the planet easier.
This calendar will be modified with events which will appear in time, such as evolving asteroids or other objects in the sky.
Here's how it looks:

08  june  2013 - New Moon. Moon will be between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase takes place at 15:56.

09 june 2013 - Moon at the Apogee.  at 11:40 p.m. Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth: 406,487 km from Earth.

12 june 2013 Mercury at the greatest elongation24.3°E  at  19:00.

13 june 2013 Venus at the perihelion.  Venus reaches the closest point to the Sun at 14:00.

19 june 2013Jupiter-Sun Conjunction at  17:00.

20 june 2012 - June Solstice. June solstice occurs at 23:09 UT. North Pole of the Earth will be tilted towards the Sun, which will reach the northernmost position in the sky. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) on the northern hemisphere, and the first day of winter (winter solstice), in the southern hemisphere.

23 june 2013 - Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:32.

23 june 2013 - Moon at the Perigee  at 1:09 p.m. Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 356,990 km from Earth.

29 june 2013 - Mercury at Aphelion . Mercury reaches the farthest point from the Sun at 03:00.

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