Hey Space Placers!
With summer solstice almost upon us - June 21st and the start of summer at 11:54 A.M. EDT - we have a nice viewing treat tonight.
The almost Full LRO Moon will be near bright Jupiter in the southeast sky after sunset. The Moon will be Full on Monday at 4:31 a.m. EDT.
Traditionally this would be the Full Strawberry Moon but in honor of LRO's 10th anniversary since launching on June 18, 2009, those associated with LRO have added LRO to the list of June Full Moon names.
I will be at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center to celebrate LRO's anniversary. I will have a special blog on June 19th to share regarding that event and LRO.
Get out and enjoy the sky view. If you have a clear western horizon Mercury and Mars will be very low on the horizon. Details are in the NASA link above.
Sky Guy in VA
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