Summer Solstice is June 21

Star Gazing

Summer Solstice is June 21By ROGER BROWER

The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet on Monday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum.

The next star party will be held Friday, June 7, at 8:30 p.m.


1. Jupiter reaches opposition on June 10 so will be visible all night. It can be seen in the southeast, then south all month.

2. Venus rises in the northeastern sky less than an hour before the sun rises and remains close to the sun all month.

3. Saturn rises in the southeastern sky about 11 p.m. on June 1 and about 9 p.m. on June 30. Look for it in the southeast and south after it rises.

4. Mercury and Mars appear close together in the northwest evening sky. On June 18, they are just 0.2 degrees apart.

5. The summer solstice occurs on June 21.

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Story First Published: 2019-05-31