Ephemeris Star Charts – June 2020

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The charts contain the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 45 degrees north latitude and at the dates and times for the locations listed below.

Planet positions are plotted for the 15th of the month. The moon is not shown. To track the planet positions at weekly intervals go to my Ephemeris Blog for my Wednesday posting at bobmoler.wordpress.com.

The charts contain the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 45 degrees north latitude and at the dates and times for the locations listed below.

June Evening Star Chart

Date

Grand Traverse region, Michigan - Eastern Time

1st.

12:00 m. EDT

8th.

11:30 p.m. EDT

15th.

11:00 p.m. EDT

22nd.

10:30 p.m. EDT

29th.

10:00 p.m. EDT


June Morning Star Chart

For early birds I’m including a morning star chart too, which shows the stars we’ll see in the evening 4 months from now.

Date

Grand Traverse region, Michigan - Eastern Time

1st.

5:00 a.m. EDT

8th.

4:30 a.m. EDT

15th.

4:00 a.m. EDT

22nd.

3:30 a.m. EDT

29th.

3:00 a.m. EDT

If you want to convert the above times for your locality in North America click here.

The outer edge of the chart is the horizon with the compass points marked. The chart is oriented as one is looking south. The constellation outlines in magenta are those of the Zodiac. The magenta line is the ecliptic, the path of the sun. The white line that passes through the east and west compass points is the celestial equator, above the earth's equator. The white lines that cross in the north at the north celestial pole are major right ascension lines and are like meridians on the earth.

All constellations shown have the standard three letter abbreviation. The constellation abbreviations, names and bright star names are found here.

Also on the sky dome are helps to locate other stars and constellations from the Big Dipper, and asterisms.

Twilight, Astronomical and Nautical




EDT






Morning twilight

Evening twilight

Dark night

Moon

Date

Astro.

Nautical

Nautical

Astro.

Start

End

Illum.

2020-06-01

3h42m

4h41m

22h47m

23h47m

-

-

0.82

2020-06-02

3h41m

4h41m

22h48m

23h48m

-

-

0.9

2020-06-03

3h40m

4h40m

22h49m

23h50m

-

-

0.9

2020-06-04

3h39m

4h39m

22h50m

23h51m

-

-

0.96

2020-06-05

3h37m

4h39m

22h51m

23h52m

-

-

1

2020-06-06

3h36m

4h38m

22h52m

23h54m

-

-

1

2020-06-07

3h36m

4h37m

22h53m

23h55m

-

-

0.97

2020-06-08

3h35m

4h37m

22h54m

23h56m

23h56m

-

0.92

2020-06-09

3h34m

4h37m

22h55m

23h58m

23h58m

0h28m

0.85

2020-06-10

3h33m

4h36m

22h56m

23h59m

23h59m

1h07m

0.77

2020-06-11

3h33m

4h36m

22h56m

0h00m

0h00m

1h38m

0.67

2020-06-12

3h32m

4h36m

22h57m

0h01m

0h01m

2h04m

0.58

2020-06-13

3h32m

4h35m

22h58m

0h01m

0h01m

2h27m

0.48

2020-06-14

3h31m

4h35m

22h58m

0h02m

0h02m

2h48m

0.38

2020-06-15

3h31m

4h35m

22h59m

0h03m

0h03m

3h09m

0.29

2020-06-16

3h31m

4h35m

22h59m

0h04m

0h04m

3h30m

0.21

2020-06-17

3h31m

4h35m

23h00m

0h04m

0h04m

3h31m

0.13

2020-06-18

3h31m

4h35m

23h00m

0h05m

0h05m

3h31m

0.07

2020-06-19

3h31m

4h35m

23h00m

0h05m

0h05m

3h31m

0.03

2020-06-20

3h31m

4h36m

23h01m

0h05m

0h05m

3h31m

0

2020-06-21

3h31m

4h36m

23h01m

0h05m

0h05m

3h31m

0

2020-06-22

3h31m

4h36m

23h01m

0h06m

0h06m

3h31m

0.03

2020-06-23

3h32m

4h36m

23h01m

0h06m

0h06m

3h32m

0.07

2020-06-24

3h32m

4h37m

23h01m

0h05m

0h05m

3h32m

0.15

2020-06-25

3h33m

4h37m

23h01m

0h05m

0h28m

3h33m

0.24

2020-06-26

3h34m

4h38m

23h01m

0h05m

1h00m

3h34m

0.34

2020-06-27

3h34m

4h38m

23h01m

0h05m

1h28m

3h34m

0.46

2020-06-28

3h35m

4h39m

23h01m

0h04m

1h54m

3h35m

0.58

2020-06-29

3h36m

4h40m

23h00m

0h04m

2h19m

3h36m

0.69

2020-06-30

3h37m

4h40m

23h00m

0h03m

2h46m

3h37m

0.69

The above times calculated by the calendar function of Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts)

Monthly Evening Star Chart for Observers in the Southern Hemisphere

The chart contains the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 26 degrees south latitude at 2 hours after sunset on the 15th of the month.

Planet positions are also plotted for the 15th of the month. The moon is not shown. The Magellanic Clouds, which are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. The Large Magellanic Cloud is located in the constellation Dorado (Dor) the Flying Fish. The Small Magellanic Cloud is located in the constellation of Tucana (Tuc) the Toucan.


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Updated 06/01/20