Current Night Sky: June 2020

The June solstice occurs on June 20, at 5:44 pm EDT, as the Sun reaches its northernmost declination on the celestial sphere; by convention, this is considered the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Moon & Planets: 
sky chart
sky chart
Moon Venus occultation
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Mercury, W
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, S
  • Neptune, SE
  • Mars, SE
  • Uranus, E
  • Venus, E
Comets: 

There are no naked-eye comets currently visible.

Meteors: 

There are no significant meteor showers in June.

Phases of the Moon: 
Full Moon June 5 3:12 pm EDT
Last Quarter Moon June 13 2:24 am EDT
New Moon June 21 2:41 am EDT
First Quarter Moon June 28 4:16 am EDT

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved. www.StarryNight.com