June is a month of stunning celestial events. Today, we will witness the Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan, and it will be an annular or 'ring of fire' eclipse. After last month's total Lunar Eclipse, June brings us the dramatic 'ring of fire' eclipse and a host of other celestial events. For enthusiastic skywatchers, here are tips for June. You will find the constellation Scorpius, Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and Strawberry Moon in the coming weeks. Watch this sspace for more.
Here is a NASA video that shows what can be expected in the June sky:
- June 11: A crescent moon close to Venus can been seen - just use binoculars after sunset.
- June 12: For all staying in Western Africa, Western Europe, and the Atlantic region, the phenomenon of Double transit shadow on Jupiter will be observed, according to the NASA.
- You can see the rings of Saturn with a small telescope. Saturn's rings are inclined at nearly 17 degrees toward Earth in early June, says the earthsky.com
- June 21: The longest daylight hours for the Northern Hemisphere or Summer Solstice will be seen.
- June 21: Jupiter will will begin a retrograde loop, which is going to last till mid-October.
- June 24: The Full Moon of June of the Strawberry Moon will be seen.