June Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during June. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

June 1 Venus 5.2 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 1 Uranus 2.3 degrees north of the Moon
June 3 Saturn at opposition
June 3 Mercury 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
June 3 Moon at perigee
June 4 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 5 Venus 4.9 degrees north of the Moon
June 5 Moon new
June 5 Mercury greatest elong W(24)
June 6 Moon northern most declination (18.6 degrees)
June 6 Venus superior conjunction
June 10 Regulus 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
June 11 Jupiter 1.4 degrees north of the Moon
June 12 Moon first quarter
June 14 Neptune stationary
June 15 Spica 5.1 degrees south of the Moon
June 15 Moon at apogee
June 19 Saturn 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
June 19 Mercury 3.8 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 20 Moon full
June 20 Moon southern most declination (-18.6 degrees)
June 20 Solstice
June 21 Pluto 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
June 25 Neptune 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 27 Moon last quarter
June 29 Uranus 2.6 degrees north of the Moon
June 30 Mars stationary
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object