The summer solstice and planets passing by the crescent Moon are highlights of this week.
Look for the gibbous Moon near Saturn and Jupiter early in the week, and the quarter Moon passing Mars (and Neptune) on the weekend.
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.