Posted by Bruce McClure in Astronomy Essentials | Space|1 month ago
Beginning on June 5, we’ll have 3 eclipses in one lunar month. It’ll be the last time this happens until the year 2029. From 2000-2050, there are 3 eclipses in one lunar month 14 times. Meanwhile, in a calendar month, 3 eclipses are rare.
Photos – taken through telescopes, or with other optical aid – from the EarthSky community. The brightest planet Venus is now in a thin crescent phase as viewed from Earth. Venus will go between us and the sun on June 3.
When – astrologically – the sun enters the “sign” of Gemini, it is still nearly one month away from entering the constellation Gemini in the sky. Astronomer Guy Ottewell illustrates and discusses this difference.