June heralds the end of observing season bringing in the rainy and cloudy days. However, these monsoon months sometimes offer exceptional sky conditions. Good shower literarily wash away the dust and smog from the atmosphere. If and when the sky clears it is quite blue with stars and planets shining brilliantly.
On the 1st of June near full moon is quite close to Saturn in the evening. On that night at 1:40 am (i.e. of 2nd of June) the Moon passes within 2 degrees of Saturn. It is again within 2 deg. of Saturn on 29th at 7:08 a.m. it will be below the horizon then.
Mark the third week of June. Regulus (Magha), Jupiter and Venus are on one slanting line and are joined by the Moon. On 19th thin lunar crescent is right below Venus. Then on 20th the lunar crescent is halfway between Jupiter and Venus but to their south (or left as seen above the western horizon). Then on 21st lunar crescent is right below Reugulus. Venus is steadily climbing above the western horizon and pairs up with Jupiter on 1st of July.
In this very period, for a few days, one can spot Mercury above the eastern horizon, which is rising around the beginning of astronomical twilight.
Mercury (Budha) in remains in Taurus, the Bull (Vrishabha) this month too.
Venus (Shukra) moves from Gemini, the Twins (Mithuna) to Cancer, the Crab (Karka) on 4th and then to Leo, the Lion (Simha) on 27th
Mars (Mangal) moves from Taurus, the Bull (Vrishabha) to Gemini, the Twins (Mithuna) on 25th . It is too close to the sun to be seen
Jupiter (Guru) moves from Cancer, the Crab (Karka) Leo, the Lion (Simha) on 11th
Saturn (Shani) remains in Libra, the Scale (Tula).
The Sun moves from Taurus, the Bull (Vrishabha) to Gemini, the Twins (Mithuna) on 23th . the summer solstice takes place on 21st at 22:07 IST.
d h (in IST ) 02 01:30 Saturn 1.9S of Moon 02 21:49 FULL MOON 04 02:31 Moon furthest South (-18.4) 06 23:59 Venus greatest elong E(45) 09 21:12 LAST QUARTER 10 10:13 Moon at perigee 369711 km 12 00:04 Mercury stationary 12 02:10 Uranus 0.5N of Moon 14 19:46 Mars at conjunction 16 18:32 Mars 5.5N of Moon 16 19:35 NEW MOON 17 01:38 Moon furthest North (18.5) 20 14:14 Venus 5.6N of Moon 21 02:40 Jupiter 4.5N of Moon 21 22:07 Solstice (Summer in Norther hemisphere) 21 23:02 Regulus 3.4N of Moon 23 22:30 Moon at apogee 404132 km 24 16:62 FIRST QUARTER 24 22:35 Mercury greatest elong W(22) 29 07:08 Saturn 1.9S of Moon