What happened in June? The division of the planet, the spectacular view of the famous galaxy, and the constellation of Lyra.
Highlights of Skywatching in June 2022 include a collection of four celestial planets (Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus) in the morning sky. Look at these before they separate. There is also the Hercules Cluster, one of the most famous golf clubs, which you will be able to see with a telescope only if you cannot access the telescope. Enjoy the beautiful view of the constellation Lyra, which is easy to discover by looking at Vega, one of the brightest stars.
The collection of four naked-eye planets we have been enjoying in the morning sky for the past few months – including a few nearby links, is falling apart. In the next few months, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus will be increasingly spreading across the morning sky – so much so that Venus and Saturn will make their departure a morning star for many viewers in September.
Take a look at this growing solar eclipse in June, and note that the crescent moon rises on the 23rd morning.
June is a beautiful time to see one of the world’s most famous galaxies – the M13, also known as the Hercules Cluster. Globular clusters are clusters of round stars tightly packed in place, and the M13 contains several hundred thousand stars.
Globular clusters are also ancient. The stars in the M13 are estimated to be about 12 billion years old, approaching the age of the universe itself. The Milky Way galaxy, known as the Milky Way galaxy, is known to have as many as 150 galaxies. They orbit outside the galaxy disk, orbiting tens of thousands of light-years across and under their spiral arms and many of its stars.