The month of June usually prepares a lot of rain for most of the Brazilian territory. However, between one cloud and the other, the night sky also reserves great astronomical events for amateur astronomy lovers!

As every year, June marks the arrival of winter in the southern hemisphere and summer in the northern hemisphere. On the typical date of the 21st. To be more precise, here winter will arrive at 11:58 Brazilian time.

At this time, Earth’s North Pole will be tilted towards the Sun as seen from Earth, and the Sun will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly above the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the beginning of the season of the year, which is characterized by a decrease in the average temperature of all regions of the country and an increase in precipitation.

In addition, the June sky will be marked by special planetary conjunctions such as the Beehive Cluster (cataloged as M44), one of the closest star clusters to the Solar System and containing approximately 100 million inhabitants, and the planets Venus and Mars. a thousand stars

Located about 580 light-years from Earth in the Cancer constellation, the cluster will set the stage for the transit of Mars on the moon’s first nights, i.e. the 1st and 2nd nights, and Venus on the 2nd lunar nights. 12th and 13th. A good pair of binoculars will suffice to follow these transitions. but if you can see it with a telescope, even better.

Crossings will be visible shortly after sunset and will be easier to follow in dark places, away from major urban centers. Astronomical observing apps like Celeste Chart, Sky Map, and Stellarium are great allies in identifying constellations and other objects in the sky!

Calendar of the main astronomical events for the month of June 2023

  • 01 and 02/06: Mars Transit with M44;
  • 06/04: full moon;
  • 06/04: Venus at greatest western elongation – best time to observe;
  • 06/11: In the Last Quarter of the Moon;
  • 06/12 and 13: transit of Venus with M44;
  • 06/14: Conjunction of Moon and Jupiter;
  • 06/18: New month;
  • 06/21: The Winter Solstice;
  • 06/22: Moon and Venus conjunction;
  • 06/26: First Quarter Month.

Clear skies and good observations! Follow the developments to be aware of everything that is happening in the universe of science and technology. TecMundo. See you later!

Source: Tec Mundo

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