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The Moon is full on the 1st, and Mars is once again occulted on the 2nd, but for South American viewers. Read more

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The Moon begins this month at full phase. A few days later, on the 5th, the Moon occults the Mars for viewers in the Southern Hemisphere – a very close conjunction for Northern Hemisphere observers. Read more

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As the month opens, the Moon is just past first quarter, approaching full phase. Read more

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The Moon is a few days from full phase as June begins. The 5th marks the beginning of eclipse season, as the full Moon is partially covered by Earth’s shadow in a penumbral lunar eclipse, although none of the event will be visible from North America. Read more

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Mercury is coming out from behind the Sun for the first half of the month, shining low in the west at twilight on the 12th and gradually moving up (east) to pass by Venus on the 22nd. Read more

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