12 Jun 2017

On This day 13 June 2017

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THE MOONS OF THE PLANETS MARS, JUPITER AND SATURN DURING JUNE 2017
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Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson is at perihelion today at a distance of just over 152 million miles from the Sun. The ‘green’ comet is visible in a pair of 10x50 binoculars, and can be found in the constellation of Bootes, before moving south into Virgo on 15 June. RA 14h 24m 24.8s DEC +07 13’ 27”.

Today THE MOON lies in the constellation of Sagittarius RA 20h 57m33s Dec -15 56’ 55” Lunation 19.21 days, illuminated 82.6% Libration, Position Angle -17.8° Latitude -00° 42’ in Longitude -05h 56m.

Today MERCURY is visible in the morning RA 04h 50m 28.7s Dec +22° 18’ 35” Mag -2.0 Diameter 5.28” Phase 0.930

Today Venus (Mag ‒4.4) is also visible in the morning sky. RA 2h 24m 47.8s Dec +11° 35’ 04” Diameter 20.84” Phase 0.56.

Today MARS (Mag +1.7) lies in the constellation Gemini close to the open cluster M35 RA 06h 27m 05.7” Dec +24° 13’ 45” Diameter 3.8”. The planet is visible in the west after sunset.

The Asteroid CERES was in conjunction with the Sun on 6 June

Juno (Mag +10) Constellation Scutum RA 18h 50m 11s Dec –04 52’ 21”

ashampoo_snap_2017.06Today Jupiter (Mag‒2.2) lies in the constellation of Virgo with the nice double star Gamma-Virginis --- Porrima --- to the upper right. RA 12h 50m 53.9s Dec -03° 57’ 19” Diameter 39.9.”  The longitude of the Great Red Spot is 270 degrees (System II) and will be visible on these dates.

Today Saturn (Mag 0.0) lies in the constellation of Ophiuchus RA 17h 36m 45.5s Dec -21° 58’ 16” Diameter 18.38”

Today Uranus (Mag +5.9) lies close to the star Omicron Piscium RA 01h 43m 04s Dec+10° 03’ 56.2”

Today Neptune (Mag +7.9) lies in the constellation Aquarius (Transit 05h 40m UT) RA 23h 03m 24” Dec -07 01’ 20.4”

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