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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2014

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to June 2014

A quick overview of what’s going on in the sky during the month of June, 2014:

June 3— Moon at apogee (its farthest point to the Earth), 12 a.m.

June 5 —First Quarter Moon, 4:39 p.m. One-half of the Moon appears illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing.

June 7 — Mercury begins retrograde motion, 7:51 a.m.

June 13  — Full Strawberry Moon at 12:11 a.m. The visible Moon is fully illuminated by direct sunlight. Though the Moon is only technically in this phase for a few seconds, it is considered “full” for the entire day of the event, and appears full for three days.

June 14- Earliest sunrise at latitude 40 degrees north. Moon at Perigee (closest to Earth) at 11 p.m.

June 19— Last Quarter Moon, 2:39 p.m. One-half of the Moon appears illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.

June 21 — Summer Solstice, 6:51 a.m. The Sun reaches its farthest point north of the celestial equator.

June 27 — New Moon 4:08 a.m. One-half of the Moon appears illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Latest sunset at latitude 40 degrees north.

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