Highlight: The cosmic shadow drama reaches its climax on 10 June at noon. If you are in northern Canada, northwest Greenland, or the Arctic, you will see the coal-black disk of the New Moon slide over the blazing bright sun and deepen it until only one side of the fire remains. . A solar eclipse in the shape of this ring remains within a maximum of four minutes. Since the Moon on June 10, at a distance of 707,720 kilometers, is far from Earth, its disk in the sky appears smaller than that of the Sun and therefore cannot cover it completely.
Outside the central shadow region, there is more or less a strong partial eclipse, which is rare in this country: while the moon in Hamburg darkens 17.4 percent of the Sun’s disk at 12:34 pm, it is 11.3 in Frankfurt at 12.26 pm and 11.3 in Munich. At 12.29 pm only 6.3 percent. In any case, a decrease in daylight cannot be seen. Nevertheless, it is worth looking at the sun itself, whose light has to be dimmed extensively: “Sophie glasses” protect the naked eye, using high-quality filters and foils or projection methods with binoculars and binoculars is done.
Stars and Constellations: In the south are striking images of high Hercules, crowns and boots. The imperceptible nakshatra serpent-bearer, the serpent and the girl stand half above. Sagittarius and Scorpio flicker just above the horizon. Vega in Lyre shines high in the east, including Atare in the eagle and slightly further to the north – Deneb in the swan, the third star of the summer triangle. The large wagon is decorated with an upright drawbar to the northwest. The twin stars Kastor and Pollux as well as Kapella im Fuhrmann shine on the northern horizon. A bit more we find Cassiopeia’s “W”.
Planets, moons and meteors: Mercury has finished its form in the evening sky, Venus shines deeply in the northwest after sunset. Mars migrates from Gemini to Cancer and ends at around midnight. After about an hour, Jupiter enters the eastern celestial state in Aquarius, Saturn has already risen in Capricorn. Moon timetable: last quarter on 2nd, Amavasya on 10th, 1st quarter on 18th and full moon on 24th June. Shooting stars are rare this month, the best being a meteor shower from the “Anthelion Source” could create some luminous fireballs in the sky over the next few weeks. On 21 June, the Sun reached the top of its annual orbit, with the astronomical heat beginning at 5.32 am.
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