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This page shows a brief summary of what interesting things we can see in the sky this month.
A more detailed version of the 'What's Up' this month is available as a downloadable PDF document right at the bottom of this page.
June brings the shortest nights of the year, sad news for the night owls among us. However, it does provide fantastic opportunities for solar viewing. Remember to NEVER look at the sun without the correct equipment and filters. If you would like more advice on solar viewing, get in touch with our members at the club or join us for the talk on the 8th of June!
The sun is now approaching sunspot maximum. If you do not have a solar scope, watch using Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) or SDO.
The phases of the Moon are as follows:
Visible in the morning, low down above the sunrise.
Remains brilliant in the evening rising from magnitude -4.4 to -4.7.
Moves from Cancer to Leo.
A morning object in Aries at magnitude -2.2.
Remains a morning planet in Aquarius.
Emerges from behind the sun in Aries at magnitude 5.8.
Rises around 1:00am in Pisces at magnitude 7.9.
No bright comets are forecast.
The Tau Hercules meteors are due between 31st May and 1st June but are spoiled by the Full
With a Telescope:
The Sky at night is on Monday 12th June at 10pm. This month, the show is about the The UK Space Race. Here are all the past episodes that are available to watch, in case you missed any: BBC4 The Sky At Night
Clear Skies !
The detailed version of What's Up this month is available below by clicking the link: