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Plenty of pretty conjunctions

The Moon’s monthly trek across the sky brings it near three bright planets in June: Jupiter at dusk on the 1st, Mars in late evening on the 7th, and Venus before dawn on the 24th.
A waxing crescent Moon joins Jupiter and Mercury as twilight deepens on June 2014's first evening.

The solar system’s two largest planets light up June’s evening sky: While Jupiter dips low in the west after sunset, Saturn rides high in the south. Smaller Mars also remains well-placed for evening viewing, though this is the last month when its disk spans more than 10". Both Uranus and Neptune climb higher in the predawn darkness, but you’ll need binoculars to spot them. Nighttime viewing wraps up with brilliant Venus, which appears particularly stunning when a crescent Moon and the Pleiades star cluster join it in late June.

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