The Night Sky in June

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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 west during the night
  • 10 PM southern sky – Boötes high overhead with Arcturus, the fourth brightest star in the sky, and the binary star Izar
  • 10 PM southeastern sky – Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, to the left of Boötes
  • 10 PM eastern sky – Hercules constellation with the Keystone asterism and the globular clusters Messier 13 and Messier 92
  • 10 PM northeastern sky – Draco constellation with the double star Nu Draconis

Related: June constellations