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This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19

This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19

The crescent Moon passes Venus, Pollux, Castor, and Mars in the evening twilight. The Big Dipper hangs down; the Little Dipper floats up. And greet the "Betelgeuse of summer."

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June: Solar Eclipse & Colorful Stars

Sky Tour Podcast

June features long days and short nights in the Northern Hemisphere, so download our narrated Sky Tour astronomy podcast to make the most of the abbreviated dark hours after sunset. Special event: a partial solar eclipse on June 10th!

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What are the Phases of the Moon?

What are the Phases of the Moon?

The phases of the Moon are determined by the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun.

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Issue Highlights

  • Relics of a Distant Past

    J. M. Diederik Kruijssen

  • Open Cluster Exoplanets

    Greg Bryant

  • Sparkles in the Dark

    Ron Brecher