Longest day of the year coming this week up in the sky
(WHSV) - A busy week up in the sky coming. This includes the longest day of the year known as the summer solstice!
We will be losing a whopping 1 minute of daylight over the course of this week. By Monday, June 27th, we’ll have 14 hours and 50 minutes of daylight and 9 hours and 10 minutes of nighttime. Sunrise moves from 5:51 am to 5:53 am while sunset still gets later moving from 8:42 pm to 8:43 pm.
ISS Viewing (Most Viewable)
|Saturday, June 25th, 5:06 am||6 min||70°||above SW||above NE|
|Sunday, June 26th, 4:20 am||4 min||37°||above S||above ENE|
Moon Phases & Next Full Moon:
|Moon Phase||Date and Time|
|Third Quarter Moon||Monday, June 20th, 11:10 pm|
|New Moon||Tuesday, June 28th, 10:52 pm|
|First Quarter Moon||Wednesday, July 6th, 10:14 pm|
|Full Moon||Wednesday, July 13th, 2:37 pm|
Next Full Moon
The next full moon will be Wednesday, July 13th at 2:37 pm and is known as the Buck Moon. This roots from Native Americans as male deer begin to regrow their antlers typically in July. Some other names for this full moon include the Thunder Moon, due to the summer storms in the month. It is also known as the Hay Moon, because of July being hay harvest.
On Tuesday, June 21st, we will have the longest day of the year. On this day, the amount of daylight we will receive will be 14 hours and 51 minutes. Sunrise will be at 5:51 am with sunset at 8:42 pm. Sunrises will begin to move later in the morning while sunsets will continue to stay at the same time or later until July 4th. We will continuously lose daylight from this point until the winter solstice on December 21st.
Other Interesting Events
On Tuesday, June 21st, the moon will shine a palm’s width to the lower right of Jupiter before dawn. You can view this in the east-southeastern sky. Jupiter will be able to view with the naked eye when it rises after 1 am until sunrise. You will have to view Jupiter with binoculars if you wait until later in the morning.
On Wednesday, June 22nd, the moon will be a palm’s width to the right of Mars. This will be in the eastern sky before dawn. Jupiter will be shining to the upper right of the moon and Mars, creating an opportunity to view the three bodies in the same pair of binoculars.
On Friday, June 24th, the moon will be a palm’s width to the upper right of Uranus. This will be before dawn. Before dawn on Saturday, the moon will be located a little closer to the upper right of Uranus. You will be able to view the pair with binoculars. Look for these two bodies in the eastern sky.
On Sunday, June 26th, the moon will be located to the left of Venus. They will be located in the east-northeastern horizon and you can view the duo with the naked eye or with binoculars. This will be occurring within a hour before sunrise.
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