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The sky this June! 2 Jun 2024 What to look out for in the night sky from Eynsham.

This is not intended to be comprehensive - it is a quick guide to help you find a few things in the night sky without any equipment - just your eyes.

All of these are very bright and easy to find when walking around the village.

Look out for the Summer Triange in constellation Cygnus.

The planets - this week there is a conjuction of 6 planets - there is media hype over this. Only Saturn and Mars can be seen by eye and are visible before sunrise in the east - for the rest of the month as well.

Mercury is too close to the Sun. So is Jupiter but it can be seen before sunrise in te east towards the end of the month.

The Moon is full on the 22nd rising about midnight in the SE. 

On the 16th at 7pm look for a daytime star Spica next to the Moon.

There is no bright International Space Station passes this month.

I have made or found the following charts to help you find: -

  • 1-7th planet conjuction
  • 3rd Moon and Mars
  • 16th daytime Moon and star Spica
  • 30h Jupiter, Mars and Moon
  • Summer Triange
  • Moon Phases

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