2016 is full of surprises for observers worldwide. A lot of events will take place this year from occultations to eclipses.
Take your binoculars or telescope from the closet, because surely, in 2016 you will not have too many pauses between the events that will unfold in the sky.
Astronomical Calendar June 2015 astronomical events.
►03 June 2016 - Saturn opposition. The planet Saturn will be closest to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the sun.
►03 June 2016 - occultation. Mercury Moon 0.7 ° N at 11:47.
►03 June 2016 - Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (361142 km from Earth) at 12:55.
►05 June 2016 - New Moon. Luna will be directly between the Earth and Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 4:59.
►05 June 2016 - Mercury at greatest elongation at: 24.2 ° W, 11:00.
►07 June 2016 - Venus at superior conjunction at 00:00.
►10 June 2016 - Comet 157P / Tritton perihelion, the closest position from the sun. It has a 6.29-year orbit. Its return was observed 3 times.
►10 June 2016 - Comet 202P / Scotti perihelion, the closest position from the sun. It has a 7.33-year orbit. Its return was observed 3 times.
►11 June 2016 - 1.5 ° N of Jupiter Moon at 21:35.
►12 June 2016 - the first quarter the moon, at 10:10.
►14 June 2016 - Comet P / Scotti (2011 A2) perihelion, the closest position from the sun. It has a 5.47-year orbit. Its return has been seen 1 times.
►15 June 2016 - Moon at apogee. the moon reaches the furthest point from the Earth (405022 km from Earth), 02:00.
►17 June 2016 - Comet 118p / Shoemaker-Levy perihelion, the closest position from the sun. It has a 6.44-year orbit. Its return was observed 4 times.
►20 June 2016 - Full Moon. Earth will be between the Sun and Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 13:02.
►21 June 2016 - June solstice (summer). June solstice occurs at 0:34. 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) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the southern hemisphere.
►27 June 2016 - the last quarter the moon. at 20:12.
►30 June 2016 - Comet 146P / Shoemaker-LINEAR perihelion, the closest position from the sun. It has a 8.11-year orbit. Its return was observed 3 times.
-Perihelion-position in the orbit of a planet closest to the Sun.
-Aphelion - position in the orbit of a planet farthest from the Sun.
-Perigee - the position of the Moon closest to Earth.
-Apogee - the position of the Moon farthest to Earth.
-Inferior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passing between the Earth and Sun.
-Superior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth.
-Greatest elongation - elongation is the angle between the Sun and a planet as seen from Earth, during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star, during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star.
-Opposition - position in the orbit of a planet when opposites the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Conjunction - position in the orbit of a planet when appears closer to the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Occultation - Moon occults or eclipses a star or a planet.
-Ascending Node - the point where a planet passes from the southern to the northern part of its orbit.
-Descending Node - the point where a planet passes from the northern to the southern side of its
Astronomical phenomena May 2016.