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USPS Star Calendar for 19-25 June 12 June 2011

Posted by amedalen in June 2011.
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19 Jun    The waning gibbous moon is high in the south before dawn. Magnitude 0.9 Altair is 2.5 fist-widths to the upper right, and magnitude 1.3 Fomalhaut is 3 fist-widths to the lower left.

21 Jun    Today marks the first day of summer. The summer solstice occurs at 1717 UT as the sun is farthest north of the celestial equator for the year.

23 Jun    Last-quarter moon at 1148 UT

24 Jun    The moon is at apogee, 63.46 Earth-radii away.

25 Jun    In the east before dawn, magnitude -2.2 Jupiter is less than 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left. About 40 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

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