What’s in the Sky in June


At this time of the year, as Winter embraces the Southern Hemisphere, the middle of our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius, is rising in the East.

  • 7th  Lunar Perigee, closest approach of the Moon for the month 09:06hr AEST, Dist. 364,862.9km.
  • 18th Mercury is visible all month, an early  morning object rising at 06:26hrs AEST.
  • 18th Saturn is rising late at night, 22.41hrs AEST, in the constellation of Aquarius and is East of Formalhaut, a double star Mag +1.23 and +24.60 giving an overall magnitude as one star of +1.16 in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern fish.
  • 18th Jupiter is rising in the early hours of the morning at 03:38hrs AEST  at a distance of 831.0 million km, 46.20 light minutes.
  • 19th The Moon is lowest in the sky on this day, at 28 degrees North of the Equator.
  • 22nd The North Solstice, the time when the Sun is at it’s furthest point North, occurs at 00:58hrs AEST. This is the shortest day of the year. Come and learn about the solstices, equinoxes and seasons on this day from 2pm.
  • 23rd Lunar Apogee, when the Moon is furthest from the Earth 04.31hrs AEST,  405,386.2km.
  • 29th This day is the latest sunrise of the year.