Sunrise Sunset

Fri., June 19 5:06 8:18

Sat., June 20 5:06 8”17

Sun., June 21 5:07 8:19

Mon., June 22 5:07 8:19

Tues., June 23 5:07 8:19

Wed., June 24 5:07 8:19

Thurs., June 25 5:08 8:20

Fri., June 26 5:08 8:20

Tomorrow morning offers a pretty sight close to the eastern horizon. The crescent moon appears in the light of dawn, to the east of the planets Venus and Mars. Venus and Mars appear as a close pair, only two degrees apart. Venus is the brighter of the two planets. Mars is a dull red.

On Sunday morning, the crescent moon is nearer to the horizon and appears close to the distant planet Mercury.

Mercury is the brightest of “stars” above the horizon. Binoculars will offer a lot of help if you look an hour before sunrise.

First Day of Summer

Summer arrives at 1:46 a.m. on Sunday. The sun will be as far north as it gets in its annual travels along the Zodiac. The sun is in Gemini, the northernmost zodiacal constellation.

Daylight is longest at this time of year, over 15 hours long.

Saturn and Jupiter

The ringed-planet Saturn appears high in the western sky soon after sunset. Saturn is in the zodiacal constellation Leo. Soon after Saturn has set in the west, Jupiter rises in the east. Jupiter is in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

Jupiter is a lot brighter than Saturn, brighter than all other stars in the east and is a beautiful sight over the water.