Our shortest nights of the year in June still feature some great star gazing, with the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three within the Milky Way, returning in the eastern skies, stretching south to the Scorpion. The Big Dipper makes its descent into the northwest. Mercury starts the month with its best evening display of the year, while the late evening enjoys the return of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn. Mars grows brighter as it rises well after midnight, and Venus makes a quick transition from the evening skies in May, to the early mornings later this month.
Keep up on the latest happenings in your night sky with the Eye on the Night Sky!