Local Sky Events

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  • Moon: Full moon May 4th; Third Quarter 10th; New on the 18th, First quarter 26th.
  • From June 1-3, Mars will transit low in the west in front of The Beehive Cluster (M44). Binoculars may be helpful. Mars is Magnitude +1.6.
  • Venus, at magnitude -4.5, dominates the western evening sky close to the stars of the Beehive Cluster (M44). It reaches greatest eastern elongation from the Sun May 4.
  • Jupiter climbs higher from the eastern horizon before sunrise. On June 14, the Moon visits 2.5 degrees from Jupiter. Callisto is east of Jupiter this morning.
  • June 14, look toward the east-northeastern horizon about an hour before sunrise to spot Mercury shining at magnitude -0.6.
  • The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, will occur at 10:58 a.m. EDT (14:58 UT) on June 21, 2023.
  • See our Links page - Sky Watching - for other events.
  • See Sky and Telescope Magazine (This Week's Sky at a Glance) from our Links page for more events.