The Great Square of Pegasus is an asterism formed by three bright stars in Pegasus constellation – Markab, Scheat and Algenib – and Alpheratz in the neighbouring constellation Andromeda. For northern observers, the asterism is particularly prominent in the summer months, when it can be seen high overhead in the evening.
Here are some of the highlights of the June sky: 9:30 PM – southern sky – Mars and Saturn rise over the horizon 9:30 PM western sky – Jupiter appears above the horizon, sinks lower toward the end of the month 5 AM eastern sky – Venus appearing above the horizon before sunrise; on June … [Read more…]
Here are the highlights of the sky in June: 9:15 PM western sky – Venus rising above the horizon, with Mercury close by in the first half of the month 10 PM southern sky – Saturn rising after sunset, visible to the left of the bright star Spica in Virgo constellation, and moving to the … [Read more…]
HubbleSite.org has released a video with the June night sky highlights: the evening and morning planets, summer constellations, star clusters, brightest stars and a partial solar eclipse on June 1. Watch the clip below. EVENING & MORNING PLANETS Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am CONSTELLATIONS