Take a look at the night sky

By the end of June, Mercury is no longer visible and Jupiter will now be close to the horizon below the crescent moon.

Early in June look for Mercury low in northwest sky over Langford after sunset.

Jupiter will be a little higher to the left. But by the end of June, Mercury is no longer visible and Jupiter will now be close to the horizon below the crescent moon.

It’s easy to spot Saturn and Mars when they pair up with the Moon. Looking Southwest over Port Angeles you will see Saturn then Mars to the right of the Moon.

At dawn, June 24, Venus is the bright object to the left of the Moon over Mount Baker.



Mark your calendar:


• Free UVic astronomy class every Wednesday.

• June 24: Venus is in the east at dawn over Mount Baker.

• June 25-30: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada have centennial convention at UVic in Victoria. Welcome to all the delegates. Clear skies to you all.

• June 28-29: at sunset, see Jupiter low in the western skies looking towards Japan. Jupiter is below the crescent Moon.

This summary is from the transcript of What’s Up In June 2014 by NASA announcer and astronomer Jane Houston Jones.


For more information on each event, NASA video and a sky map go to cattlepointstarpark.org

Clear Skies to all our readers.

– Bill Smith, volunteer at Cattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park


Just Posted

Son of missing Oak Bay woman asks for continued public support

‘Because she is still out there, somewhere’

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Online blasting video helps ease Sooke residents concerns

Complaints of dust ongoing since 2017

Death-penalty decision delayed for alleged cold-case killer

William Talbott is charged here in the 1987 slaying of a young Victoria-area couple

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

BC toddler with ‘allergy’ to sun waiting for bone marrow transplant

Charlie Lock, 2, needs treatment for damage caused by rare disorder EPP

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

E. Harvey Elwin expresses concern about internal BC Hydro and government documents

Seal attacks kayakers off northern Vancouver Island

‘It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.’

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

Fundraiser to help mom of jogger detained after crossing U.S. border

Cedella Roman, 19, was held in U.S. after accidentally crossing border in South Surrey

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

Most Read