Events for June 2013

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for June 2013. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for June 2013
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        (h:m)
Jun 06  00:59  Moon at Descending Node 
Jun 08  15:56  NEW MOON 
Jun 09  21:40  Moon at Apogee: 406487 km
Jun 10  11:19  Venus 5.3°N of Moon
Jun 12  17     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 24.3°E
Jun 13  11     Venus at Perihelion 
Jun 14  20:06  Regulus 5.8°N of Moon
Jun 16  17:24  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Jun 18  12:57  Mercury 6.1°S of Pollux
Jun 18  19:56  Spica 0.1°S of Moon
Jun 19  15     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
Jun 19  17:45  Saturn 3.6°N of Moon
Jun 20  07     Mercury 1.9° of Venus
Jun 20  09:51  Moon at Ascending Node 
Jun 21  05:04  Summer Solstice 
Jun 22  04:49  Venus 5.1°S of Pollux
Jun 23  11:09  Moon at Perigee: 356990 km
Jun 23  11:32  FULL MOON 
Jun 29  01     Mercury at Aphelion 
Jun 30  04:54  LAST QUARTER MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for five time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Eastern Standard Time 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Central Standard Time 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mountain Standard Time 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Pacific Standard Time 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

For additional years and time zones, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The sky events tables were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak


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