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On a clear night, you can see...
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The Night Sky
June 2017:
3rd The Moon is very close to Jupiter
4th The Moon lies above star Spica
9th The Moon passes over Saturn
14th Saturn's moons may appear unusually bright
15th Saturn reaches opposition and is visible all night long
21st Venus and the crescent Moon pair up in the morning.    Summer Solstice.
30th Moon getting close to Jupiter again.

Saturn (+0.1) - view Saturn low in the South. it is at its closest and brightest. A bright display of its rings can be seen through a telescope.
Jupiter (-2.0) - Jupiter is brilliant in the evening sky in Virgo. It sets about 2am.
Venus (-4.1) - Venus is very bright this month in the mornings. it rises just before 3am.
Neptune (+7.9) - is the faintest star and rises around 1am in Aquarius.
Uranus (+5.8) - Towards the end of June Uranus emerges in the morning sky rising about 2am and lying in Pisces.
Mercury and Mars are too close to the Sun to be visible this month.
Not a good month to view the faintest stars.
Comet Johnson can be viewed through binoculars after midnight starting the month at +6.5 in Bootes and fading to +7 in Virgo by the end of the month.
Sun - June is the best month for viewing the Sun with the chance of seeing dark sunspots.  Only view the Sun using eclipse glasses or by projecting it onto a screen (such as a white sheet of paper).
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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