Epsilon Bootis

The Kite

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The Kite is a large northern asterism that dominates the constellation Boötes. Also known as the Ice Cream Cone, it is formed by the constellation’s… Read More »The Kite

Highlights of the Night Sky in June

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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 24, it rises together with the crescent Moon just before dawn
  • 10 PM southern sky – Boötes, the Herdsman, recognizable for its familiar Kite asterism, with Arcturus, the fourth brightest star in the sky, and the binary star Izar, Epsilon Boötis
  • 10 PM – southeastern sky – Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, visible to the left of Boötes constellation
  • 10 PM eastern sky – Hercules constellation high in the sky, with the prominent Keystone asterism, the Hercules Cluster (Messier 13), and another globular cluster, Messier 92
  • 10 PM northeastern sky – Draco constellation with the double star Nu Draconis

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The Night Sky in June

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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.


  • Saturn – southwestern sky – 10 pm
  • Jupiter – eastern sky – 5 am

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