Stargazers updates: new things to look in the month of June

The officials starting of the summers is what the month of June signifies for in the Northern hemisphere. There will be plenty of other stuff other than that of the shorter nights. Thus, there is a lot of things that the stargazers can have a look at after the sun sets to the fullest. Here is a guide for the stargazers with the dates so that they can have a clear and vivid idea of the remarkable changes that can be noticed having a look up in the sky. Here is a brief tale of the astronomical events scheduled in this month.

The first event that is coming up is the Jupiter Opposition, which will be on the 10th of June. The nights in June will get shorter, and this is not at all a good sign for the people there as they will avail less time to observe the sky. But this will be the best month of the year for the stargazers as they will be able to observe many things. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar systems, and thus, this is one of the most interesting things that can be observed. On the 10th of June month, Jupiter will get shifted to the other side of the earth. This is known as the opposition for the astronomers.

This will also be in the time when both the planets will be the closest to each other, and this means that Jupiter will appear brighter than any other time of the year. This is one of the easiest objects that can be spotted by the stargazers. This will be quite clear in the night sky. This can outshine every other star in the sky and will be visible.

A telescope or any kind of eyepiece is not at all necessary for the observation of all these things. But peering through the eyepiece of the telescope can reveal the largest moons of the Jupiter, and the red bands with the red spot can also be observed clearly. People who will observe can be able to find that rising from the southeast where the sun happens to set and then that would be slowly tracked across the sky in the night of 16th or 17th June. This is the reason why this period is known to be the best for sky enthusiasts.

On the 21st of June, there will be summer solstice during which the sun will shine bright enough, and this will be the longest day of the year in the north of the equator. Officials the summer sets in on the 21st of June to the north of the equator, but when it comes to the south of the equator, and then this will mark the official beginning of the winters. In this way, these are the major astronomical events which will be taking place in this place. Folks who are willing to gaze the sky can find this month to be the best where things can be observed to quite an extent.

Image Courtesy: BBC Sky at Night Magazine

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Huey Freeman, who has recently been serving as executive editor of Arizona Daily Independent, previously worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Central Illinois. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and has been an adjunct professor at Millikin University and Eastern Illinois University. An author of two published books, he is working on two books on the southern border. Huey is married, with four adult children.

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