Night Sky Highlights in June

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Here are some of the things to see in June:

  • 9:30 PM, southwestern sky – Jupiter high above the horizon after sunset
  • 9:30 PM, southeastern sky – Mars and Saturn hanging near the horizon
  • 10 PM, southern sky – Boötes constellation high overhead, easy to recognize for its kite shape, with Arcturus, the fourth brightest star in the sky, and the double star Izar, Epsilon Boötis, also known as Pulcherrima (most beautiful), that displays a striking colour contrast between its components, an evolved orange bright giant and a considerably dimmer white dwarf
  • 10 PM, southeastern sky – Corona Borealis, the northern crown, a small constellation with a distinctive shape that makes it easy to spot between the larger constellations Boötes and Hercules
  • 10 PM, eastern sky – Hercules constellation with the Keystone asterism and the globular clusters Messier 13 (Hercules Globular Cluster) and Messier 92
  • 10 PM, northeastern sky – Draco with the binary star Nu Draconis, composed of two almost identical white stars, one of which is a spectroscopic binary system

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