June Moon & Planet data for 2015


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 Saturn 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
June 2 Moon full
June 3 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
June 5 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
June 6 Venus greatest elong E(45)
June 9 Neptune 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
Moon last quarter
June 10 Moon at perigee
June 11 Mercury stationary
Uranus 0.5 degrees north of the Moon Occn
June 12 Neptune stationary
June 14 Mars at conjunction
June 15 Mercury 0.1 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Aldebaran 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 16 Mars 5.5 degrees north of the Moon
Moon new
Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
June 20 Venus 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
Jupiter 4.5 degrees north of the Moon
June 21 Solstice
Regulus 3.4 degrees north of the Moon
June 23 Moon at apogee
Mercury 2.0 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 24 Moon first quarter
Mercury greatest elong W(22)
June 26 Spica 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
June 29 Saturn 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • 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

May Moon & Planet data for 2015


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

May 2 Spica 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
May 4 Moon full
May 5 Saturn 2.0 degrees south of the Moon
May 7 Mercury greatest elong E(21)
Moon southern most declination (-18.3 degrees)
May 8 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
May 11 Moon last quarter
May 12 Neptune 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
May 14 Moon at perigee
May 15 Uranus 0.2 degrees north of the Moon Occn
May 18 Moon new
Mars 4.6 degrees north of the Moon
May 19 Aldebaran 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
Mercury 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
Mercury stationary
May 20 Moon northern most declination (18.4 degrees)
May 23 Saturn at opposition
May 24 Jupiter 5.0 degrees north of the Moon
May 25 Regulus 3.6 degrees north of the Moon
Moon first quarter
May 26 Mars 5.9 degrees north of Aldebaran
Moon at apogee
May 27 Mercury 1.6 degrees south of Mars
May 28 Mercury 3.9 degrees north of Aldebaran
May 29 Spica 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
May 30 Venus 4.0 degrees south of Pollux
Mercury inferior conjunction
  • 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.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth