The Night Sky Tonight – June 10, 2014


CONJUNCTION TONIGHT: If you happen to be in the southern Indian Ocean tonight, you will see the Moon occult Saturn.

Not there? Then enjoy a close pairing of the two tonight from just about anywhere else in the world.

Tonight’s Moon shines at magnitude -12.7, and is 370,214 kilometers away. Saturn is at magnitude 0.24, and over 9 AU (astronomical units) away from us, or 1,353,513,198 kilometers distant. A close neighbor!

Also see: Astronomy: June Sky Watch