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Stargazers are in luck in June, as many sky phenomena will occur in the next few days. From the movement of the moon to the planets, space enthusiasts will be observing various sky events in June. Let us take you through the phenomena to come this month:
Saturday June 5
Stargazers from most of Europe and Africa will be able to see round black shadows cast by Jupiter’s four Galilean moons. You can view the phenomena starting at 2:22 am EEST (4:52 am IST) using amateur telescopes.
Sunday June 6
A large asteroid in the asteroid belt, 3 Juno will hit the opposition. It can be viewed using garden telescopes throughout the night. As the distance between Juno and Earth is minimized, it will appear large and bright.
Monday June 7
The old crescent moon near the planet Uranus will be visible on the night of June 7. It can be seen more clearly using binoculars and sky watchers in southern latitudes.
Thursday June 10
There will be the first solar eclipse of 2021 on this day. It will be visible from Lake Superior beginning at 5:55 am EDT (3:59 pm IST). Then it will move to Greenland and the North Pole. Sunscreens will be needed to observe the sun.
Friday June 11
Space.com It reports that sky watchers can look into the west-northwest sky to observe the crescent moon near Venus. It can be observed with binoculars after sunset.
Saturday June 12
In the sky before sunrise, the double transit shadow phenomenon on Jupiter will be observed on this day. People can observe this event starting at 3:43 am BST (8:13 am IST) using telescopes. It will be visible from West Africa, Western Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean region.
Sunday June 13
A crescent moon over Mars will be visible in the sky starting in the afternoon. Using binoculars, sky watchers can view the moon and Mars together at 11:30 pm in the local time zone.
Thursday June 17
Earth’s moon will be half illuminated on its eastern side when it completes the first quarter of its orbit. The lunar terrain can be easily observed as it is illuminated.
Sunday June 20
The longest daylight hours for the Northern Hemisphere will be seen on this day at 11:32 pm EDT (9:02 am, Monday June 21), the sun will reach its northernmost declination.
Monday June 21
Jupiter will stop on this day and a retrograde cycle will begin that will last until mid-October.
Wednesday 23 June
The phenomena of Mars invading the Beehive star cluster will be visible from a backyard telescope.
Thursday June 24
The strawberry full moon will be visible at 2:39 pm EDT or 12:09 am IST on Friday, June 25.
Saturday June 26
On this day, Neptune will stop and a pullback will begin that will last until December. It will be visible from the southeastern sky first thing in the morning. Sky watchers from Central and South America and eastern North America will also be able to observe the shadow of Lo and Callisto using amateur telescopes.
Sunday June 27
From midnight to Sunday morning, the Gibbous moon will be visible along with Saturn.
Monday June 28
After midnight and before sunrise, a bright moon will be seen between Jupiter and Saturn. The event can be viewed with binoculars.