Events for June 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for June 2016. 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 2016
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        (h:m)
Jun 03  06     Saturn at Opposition 
Jun 03  09:47  Mercury 0.7°N of Moon: Occultation
Jun 03  10:55  Moon at Perigee: 361142 km
Jun 05  03:00  NEW MOON 
Jun 05  09     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 24.2°W
Jun 06  22     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
Jun 10  14:47  Regulus 2.0°N of Moon
Jun 11  19:35  Jupiter 1.5°N of Moon
Jun 11  22:20  Moon at Ascending Node 
Jun 12  08:10  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Jun 13  10:06  Mercury 6.4°S of Pleiades
Jun 14  20:47  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
Jun 15  12:00  Moon at Apogee: 405022 km
Jun 19  00:40  Saturn 3.3°S of Moon
Jun 19  03:39  Mercury 3.7°N of Aldebaran
Jun 20  11:02  FULL MOON 
Jun 20  22:35  Summer Solstice 
Jun 26  05:28  Moon at Descending Node 
Jun 27  18:19  LAST QUARTER MOON 

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

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

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

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

Fred Espenak