It’s a rather slow week in the skies, as the Moon reaches first quarter and the June solstice passes.
The June 10, 2021, eclipse is finally at hand. As the Moon waxes afterward, its crescent will pass Mars and Venus.
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Jupiter and Saturn will start rising before midnight this month, while Mars and Venus start to spend more time in evening twilight.
The Moon reaches third quarter this week after meeting up with Saturn and Jupiter pre-dawn.
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Look for the full blood “supermoon” this week, as a total lunar eclipse is visible from Canada’s west.
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The show stealers this week are the Moon and the gas giants. Look for the Lunar X, Saturn standing still in our sky and a double shadow transit on Jupiter.
After a new Moon allows for some galaxy hunting, the waxing crescent will pass by each of our Solar System’s inner planets this week.
Mercury is the planet to watch this month, as it wanes and treks away from the Sun, passing Venus and the Moon.
Mercury starts to show itself after sunset this week — and don’t forget to look for Eta Aquariid meteors before dawn on Thursday.
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