Get ready for June’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.
Look for Mercury at greatest eastern elongation this week, and the waning Moon near Jupiter and Saturn.
The highlights of this week include a double shadow transit on Jupiter, giving early risers in Canada a great show.
After the Moon’s meetings with Mars, Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn last week, the waxing crescent takes a jaunt near Mercury and Venus.
Get out your cameras — this is a beautiful time for planets.
This week, look for the Eta Aquariids reaching their peak, and the bright, Full Milk Moon. As next week begins, there will be a meeting of the Moon and planets, while Saturn begins its apparent retrograde motion.
It’s a busy week, with the Crescent Moon waxing to its second first Quarter Moon of April. As well, look for the Lunar X and Venus at maximum brightness.
A New Moon Thursday darkens the sky during the week, giving observers a chance to see the Lyrids meteor shower. On Sunday, look for a pretty Crescent Moon near Venus.
Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are this week’s night sky showpieces, set for a close encounter with the Moon. There’s another nearby traveller that was predicted to visit in our night skies, Comet 2019 Y4 (ATLAS).