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Mercury 20.06.06
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Tonight, Mercury reaches “greatest elongation” , it will be the farthest from the sun as seen from the earth.
After tonight, Mercury will move towards the sun’s glare.
The planet is low in the west-northwest after sunset, and will be so for about another week.
Mercury takes only 88 days to orbit the sun once

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Mars and Saturn
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Mars and Saturn will be close in the sky tonight.
Look towards the south around midnight

London-2006-6-17-23h41m

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Mars heads towards Saturn
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In the skies this week, Mars is heading towards Saturn.
On June 17th the two will have a very close encounter .
Currently mars is passing through the Beehive star cluster.

MarsSaturnBehive

-- Edited by Blobrana at 17:40, 2006-06-16

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Arietid Meteor Shower 2006
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The Arietid Meteor Shower peaks on the June 8th.
It lasts from May 22-July 2.
RA: 02:56 Dec: +24
Velocity km/s 38
ZHR 54

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RE: June 2006
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The summer solstice arrives this year at 13:25 BST on the 21st when the Sun reaches its most northerly point and the northern days are longest.

Jupiter, is a prominent feature this month as well as Mars and Saturn as they sink lower in our evening sky, to be joined this weekend by the planet Mercury.
Venus is in the dawn skies.
The Moon is at first quarter on the 4th, full on the 11th, at last quarter on the 18th and new on the 25th.

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Jun ?? - Sinosat 2 CZ-3B Launch
Jun 01 - Asteroid 3783 Morris Closest Approach To Earth (1.101 AU)
Jun 01 - Aurora Industry Day, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 02 - Asteroid 278 Paulina Occults HIP 45606 (7.0 Magnitude Star)
Jun 02 - Asteroid 2004 VM24 Near-Earth Flyby (0.046 AU)
Jun 02-04 - 2006 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society/Societe Canadienne D'Astronomie (CASCA), Calgary, Canada
Jun 03 - Asteroid 2004 DC Near-Earth Flyby (0.026 AU)
Jun 03 - Asteroid 232 Russia Closest Approach To Earth (1.226 AU)
Jun 03 - 40th Anniversary (1966), Gemini 9 Launch (Thomas Stafford & Eugene Cernan)
Jun 04 - Moon First Quarter
Jun 04 - Venus Express, Science Phase Begins
Jun 04 - Asteroid 8249 Gershwin Closest Approach To Earth (1.161 AU)
Jun 04-07 - 3rd Annual Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS), Sudbury, Canada
Jun 04-08 - 208th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Calgery, Canada
Jun 05 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BS Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 05 - Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Closest Approach To Earth (1.289 AU)
Jun 05 - Asteroid 1364 Safara Occults HIP 71873 (6.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 05-06 - Meeting: Bayesian Methods in Cosmology, Sussex, United Kingdom
Jun 05-09 - Meeting: Swift and the GRB's - Unveiling the Relativistic Lab, Venice, Italy
Jun 05-09 - 10th Corot Week, Nice, France
Jun 06 - SAR-Lupe 1 Cosmos M Launch
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AP Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AR Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AS Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AV Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BC Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BE Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BR Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-P Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AT Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AZ Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BA Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BD Perihelion (0.946 AU)
Jun 06 - Comet Clark Perihelion (1.562 AU)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 2006 KY67 Near-Earth Flyby (0.045 AU)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 24102 Jacquecassini Closest Approach To Earth (1.889 AU)
Jun 06 - Asteroid 7367 Giotto Closest Approach To Earth (1.965 AU)
Jun 07 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #63 (OTM-63)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-C Perihelion (0.937 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AQ Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-B Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AW Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BF Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-Q Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AF Perihelion (0.941 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AO Perihelion (0.941 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BB Perihelion (0.942 AU)
Jun 07 - Comet Shoemaker 1 Perihelion (1.974 AU)
Jun 07 - Asteroid 9016 Henrymoore Closest Approach To Earth (2.644 AU)
Jun 07 - Kuiper Belt Object 50000 Quaoar Closest Approach To Earth (42.300 AU)
Jun 07-09 - 7th Symposium on the Role of the Vestibular Organs in Space Exploration, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-V Perihelion (0.912 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AM Perihelion (0.931 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AI Perihelion (0.936 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AJ Perihelion (0.936 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AL Perihelion (0.937 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AK Perihelion (0.938 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AB Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AC Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AE Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AN Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AU Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BG Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BJ Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BL Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BO Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BQ Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-G Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-H Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-J Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-K Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-L Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-M Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-N Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-R Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-T Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-W Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-X Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-Y Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AY Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BH Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BI Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BK Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BN Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BP Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AD Perihelion (0.941 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-Z Perihelion (0.942 AU)
Jun 08 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AH Perihelion (0.943 AU)
Jun 08 - Asteroid 6582 Flagsymphony Occults HIP 54336 (5.5 Magnitude Star)
Jun 08 - Asteroid 9133 d'Arrest Closest Approach To Earth (1.694 AU)
Jun 08 - Asteroid 78577 JPL Closest Approach To Earth (2.208 AU)
Jun 08-14 - Workshop: Impact Craters as Indicators for Planetary Environmental Evolution and Astrobiology, Ostersund, Sweden
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-E Perihelion (0.937 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AX Perihelion (0.938 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AA Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-AG Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-U Perihelion (0.939 AU)
Jun 09 - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3-BM Perihelion (0.940 AU)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 1165 Imprinetta Occults HIP 42049 (6.0 Magnitude Star)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 1177 Gonnessia Occults TYC 4918-01215-1 (7.9 Magnitude Star)
Jun 09 - Asteroid 19383 Rolling Stones Closest Approach To Earth (1.191 AU)
Jun 09-11 - 2nd International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime, Montreal, Canada
Jun 10 - Asteroid 2003 YN107 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU)
Jun 11 - Full Moon, 19:03.1 UT
Jun 11 - Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Perihelion (1.048 AU)
Jun 11-24 - Conference: The Multicoloured Landscape of Compact Objects and their Blasting Progenitors - Theory versus Observations, Sicily, Italy
Jun 12 - Galaxy 16 Zenit 3SL Launch
Jun 12 - Asteroid 612 Veronika Occults TYC 1046-00801-1 (7.5 Magnitude Star)
Jun 12 - Asteroid 2830 Greenwich Closest Approach To Earth (1.314 AU)
Jun 12 - Asteroid 17640 Mount Stromlo Closest Approach To Earth (1.778 AU)
Jun 12-16 - Conference: The Metal Rich Universe, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Jun 12-17 - International Workshop: Blazars - Disk-Jet Connection. Observations and Theories-2006, Nauchny, Crimea, Ukraine
Jun 13 - Asteroid 2006 HQ30 Near-Earth Flyby (0.038 AU)
Jun 14 - Asteroid 7291 Hyakutake Closest Approach To Earth (2.452 AU)
Jun 14-16 - Workshop: Optical and Infrared Wide-Field Astronomy in Antarctica, Paris, France
Jun 14-16 - Workshop on GNSS Reflections (GNSSR '06), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 15 - Resurs-DK1 N1 Soyuz 2-1a Launch
Jun 15 - Asteroid 2006 KD40 Near-Earth Flyby (0.097 AU)
Jun 16 - Genesis Pathfinder 1 Dnepr 1 Launch
Jun 16 - Asteroid 1844 Susilva Occults HIP 58069 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 16 - Asteroid 447 Valentine Closest Approach To Earth (2.039 AU)
Jun 16-18 - 1st Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2006), Istanbul, Turkey
Jun 17 - Asteroid 532 Herculina At Opposition (9.2 Magnitude)
Jun 17 - Asteroid 10 Hygiea Occults HIP 97417 (6.8 Magnigude Star)
Jun 18 - Last Quarter, 15:08.3 UT
Jun 18 - KazSat 1 Proton K/DM-3 Launch
Jun 18 - Mars Passes 0.6 Degrees from Saturn
Jun 18 - Asteroid 2115 Irakli Occults HIP 4382 (6.5 Magnitude Star)
Jun 19 - Mitex Delta 2 Launch
Jun 19 - Asteroid 1391 Carelia Occults TYC 6310-02230-1 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 19-21 - 3rd NAHUAL Meeting, Dornburg castle, Thuringia, Germany
Jun 19-23 - 10th International Symposium on Materials in a Space Environment, Collioure, France
Jun 19-23 - 9th International Conference on Space Operations: Earth, Moon, Mars and Beyond, Rome, Italy
Jun 20-22 - 4th Workshop on Science with the New Generation of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments, Portoferraio, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Jun 20-24 - International Workshop: The Dark Side of the Universe (DSU2006), Madrid, Spain
Jun 21 - Summer Solstice, 12:25.9 UT
Jun 21 - Mercury At its Greatest Eastern Elongation
Jun 21 - Asteroid 25399 Vonnegut Closest Approach To Earth (1.730 AU)
Jun 21-23 - 7th International Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics (WOLTE-7), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 22 - Cosmos (US-PM N12) Tsyklon 2 Launch
Jun 22 - Asteroid 826 Henrika Occults HIP 95973 (7.1 Magnitude Star)
Jun 22 - Asteroid 2006 KC40 Near-Earth Flyby (0.049 AU)
Jun 23 - Asteroid 2 Pallas Occults UCAC2 40217259 (11.6 Magnitude Star)
Jun 23 - Asteroid 3872 Akirafujii Occults HIP 101808 (6.4 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Progress M-57 Soyuz U Launch (International Space Station 22P)
Jun 24 - Asteroid 464 Megaira Occults HIP 74982 (6.9 Magnitude Star)
Jun 24 - Asteroid 669 Kypria Occults HIP 65405 (7.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 25 - New Moon, 17:05.3 UT
Jun 25 - Asteroid 478 Tergeste Occults HIP 6187 (7.7 Magnitude Star)
Jun 25 - Asteroid 3153 Lincoln Closest Approach To Earth (1.530 AU)
Jun 25 - Asteroid 51823 Rickhusband Closest Approach To Earth (2.542 AU)
Jun 25-29 - AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy Meeting, Halifax, Canada
Jun 25-30 - NIC 9th International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics, Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 25-Jul 01 - Conference: Challenges of Relativistic Jets, Cracow, Poland
Jun 26 - Comet Clark Closest Appraoch To Earth (0.586 AU)
Jun 26 - Asteroid 3351 Smith Closest Approach To Earth (2.013 AU)
Jun 26-27 - ASIM Science Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 26-28 - Workshop: Variable and Broad Iron Lines around Black Holes, Madrid, Spain
Jun 26-30 - Symposium: Mapping the Galaxy and Nearby Galaxies, Okinawa, Japan
Jun 26-30 - Conference: Cosmic Stories - Bernard's Journey Across the Universe, Valencia, Spain
Jun 26-30 - Workshop: Fine-Tuning Stellar Population Models, Leiden, The Netherlands
Jun 26-30 - 22nd IAP Colloquium: The First 25 Years of Inflationary Cosmology, Paris, France
Jun 27 - NROL-22 Delta 4 Medium Launch
Jun 27 - Comet C/2005 K1 (Skiff) Closest Approach To Earth (3.177 AU)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 1499 Pori Occults HIP 51211 (7.5 Magnitude Star)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 2196 Ellicott Occults HIP 103447 (7.8 Magnitude Star)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 3202 Graff Occults HIP 82979 (6.2 Magnitude Star)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 1566 Icarus Closest Approach To Earth (0.297 AU)
Jun 27 - Asteroid 334 Chicago Closest Approach To Earth (2.779 AU)
Jun 27 - 5th Anniversary (2001), Discovery of SAU 060 Meteorite (Mars Meteorite)
Jun 27 - 10th Anniversary (1996), Galileo, Ganymede 1 Flyby
Jun 27-29 - 3rd RadioNet Engineering Forum Workshop: Next Generation Correlators for Radio Astronomy and Geodesy, Groningen, The Netherlands
Jun 27-30 - 6th International Conference on Space Optics, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Jun 28 - Belka-1/ Baumanets 1/ JAE-Sat/AIMaSat 1/ Unisat 4/ Cubesats/Can X-2/Saudisat 4/Katysat 1/ KiwiSat/Atmocube/CP-3/Cubesat-RAFT/Funsat/UCISA/ Palamede Dnepr 1 Launch
Jun 28 - Cassini, Orbital Trim Maneuver #64 (OTM-64)
Jun 28 - Asteroid 2003 OS13 Near-Earth Flyby (0.089 AU)
Jun 28 - 95th Anniversary (1911), Nakhla Meteorite Fall in Egypt (Mars Meteorite, Hit Dog)
Jun 29 - Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Perihelion (0.530 AU)
Jun 29 - Comet C/2005 S2 (Skiff) Perihelion (6.398 AU)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 2 Pallas At Opposition (9.5 Magnitude)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 5450 Sokrates Closest Approach To Earth (2.140 AU)
Jun 29 - Asteroid 51824 Mikeanderson Closest Approach To Earth (1.801 AU)
Jun 29-Jul 02 - 12th Conference on New Developments in Gravity, Nafplio, Greece
Jun 29-Jul 03 - Stargazing Manitoulin, Manitoulin Island, Canada
Jun 30 - Asteroid 2246 Bowell Closest Approach To Earth (2.983 AU)
Jun 30 - Asteroid 5254 Ulysses Closest Approach To Earth (4.694 AU)
Jun 30 - 35th Anniversary (1971), Death of 3 Cosmonauts in Soyuz 11
Jun 30-Jul 02 - 2006 Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand Conference, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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