Astronomy Events in 2018


Astronomy in June 2018

The nights are light now as we head towards the Simmer Dim. 
Here are some suggestions of things you might still be able to see.

2 June: M13 is well placed

3 June: M12 is well placed

5 June: M10 is well placed

10 June: M92 is well placed

13 June: New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the
Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. A good time to observe faint objects
such as galaxies and star clusters.

16 June: Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
16 June: Close approach of the Moon and M44

18 June: IC4665 is well placed

21 June: Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere - the longest day of the
year. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have
reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic
of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer in the
Northern Hemisphere.

23 June: Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter

27 June: Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach
to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than
any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time
to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger
telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons.

28 June: Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth
as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated.


28 June: NGC 6633 is well placed

For more ideas and information on what to observe this month, please visit

Jodrell Bank's Night Sky Guide