Sky Notes - June 2020

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
  • Lunar Ocultation of Venus
  • Meteors: Lyrids, Virginids, alpha Scorpiids
  • Comet: C/2020 F8 SWAN
  • Summer Solstice 2020
  • Noctilucent Clouds 2020
  • June 2020 Sky Charts

Strawberry Moon

They say June's Full Moon got its name as it's the month when wild strawberries begin to ripen.  ('Evidently not named by a Canary Islander!' --Andi)  Be that as it may, Mark has been out in force to take some photos for you pleasure and delight.  So ('Odd-one-out' round) which of these Moons is Mark's teaser?


  [Read more about Strawberry Moon]

Venus and Mercury

Mercury really is particularly small and faint in the sky; particularly as it never appears in a dark sky.  Try to spot Mercury in these pictures. [Read more about Venus and Mercury]