|The Astronomical Society of Greenwich||
Bruce Museum, Museum
Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 869-6786, Ext. 338
Astronomical Society of Greenwich info
1 - Moon in conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn
2 - New Moon
3 - Moon is at perigee (225,663 miles from Earth)
4 - Moon in conjunction with Mercury
8 - First quarter Moon
16 - Full moon - "Flower Moon"
18 - Moon is at apogee (252,346 miles from Earth)
20 - Moon in conjunction with Neptune
21 - Moon in conjunction with Uranus
24 - Last quarter Moon
28 - Moon in conjunction with Saturn and Jupiter
News of the Worlds
Summer solstice takes place June 20 at 9:48 PM EDT.
Mercury is visible in the evening sky for the first two weeks of June, reaching greatest elongation (24° east of the Sun) on the 9th. Come and see it at the Observatory!
Jupiter and Saturn pop up in the morning sky, giving us their closest conjunction in 20 years on May 31, and moving slowly apart throughout June. They'll rise earlier and earlier during the summer and we'll be able to observe them in the evening this fall.
Comet LINEAR is making its way through Perseus this month, and everyone is hoping it'll reach naked-eye brightness in July.
A fond farewell…
…to Paul and Mary Mitchell who have returned to their home in England. They promise to keep in touch by e-mail.