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Monday, 19 May 2014

Astronomical phenomena June 2014

Opportunities for observation for June 2014:

03 june 2014 - Moon at apogee. Luna reaches the farthest point from Earth (404,956 km from Earth) at 06:26 GMT +2.

07 june 2014 -Conjunction Moon and Mars. Moon will pass 2° of Mars in the evening sky. The waxing Moon is -12.2 magnitude and Mars will be at -0.8 magnitude. Observe the two objects in the sky to the west just after sunset. The pair will be visible in the evening sky for about 6 hours after sunset.

10 june 2014 -Moon-Saturn occultation. Saturn 0.6 ° N of Moon at 9:11 GMT +2.

13 june 2014 - 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 06:11 GMT +2.

15 june 2014 - Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (362,062 km from Earth) at 05:35 GMT +2.

21 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.

27 june 2014 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 10:08 GMT +2.

30 june 2014 - Moon at apogee. Luna reaches the farthest point from Earth (405,932 km from Earth) at 21:11 GMT +2.

Astronomical phenomena May 2014.


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