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USPS Star Calendar for 3-9 June 27 May 2012

Posted by amedalen in June 2012.
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3 Jun    Rising a half hour before sunset, the nearly full moon is high in the south or southeast by midnight. Antares, the heart of the Scorpion, is 2 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left. The moon is at perigee, 56.21 Earth-radii (358,000 kilometers) away.

4 Jun    The full moon rises a half hour after sunset and is low in the southwest by morning. Before dawn, a partial lunar eclipse is visible for most of the United States.

5 Jun    Rising 1½ hours after sunset, the waning gibbous moon is low in the southeast by dawn.

8 Jun    High in the south at first light, magnitude 0.9 Altair is far to the moon’s upper right.

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