What to look out, and up, for in June.
Jeni returns from astronomy research in South Africa so the gang’s back together to pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:
- Ralph – Saturn reaches opposition this month and coincides with a nearby meteor shower
- Jeni – Jupiter in prime viewing conditions with some lovely Galilean transits
- Paul – We still have comet C/2015 V2 Johnson in the skies for a nice alternative distraction
Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:
- Ralph – The Double Double binary Alpha Lyrae
- Jeni – The Whirlpool Galaxy Messier 51
- Paul – Globular Clusters Messiers 10 & 12 in Ophiuchus
And we finish this sky guide with June’s moon phases.