skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for June 1 through the 6th.

The full moon for the month of June is on the night of Wednesday the 2nd. This moon is called the Rose Moon, the Flower Moon or the Strawberry Moon. This full moon occurs just 8 hours from perigee, the closest point that the moon reaches to the earth in it orbit, meaning extra high tides. Look for the bright orange star Antares to the right of the moon as they cross the sky that night.

Comet NEAT is fading fast, but Comet LINEAR is still a faint naked eye object this week. Both are visible in the west after sundown. For finder charts, see www.skyandtelescope.com

Jupiter is visible high in the west-southwest in the evening hours this week. Saturn is getting low to the horizon in the west-northwest.

For more skywatching tips for the week check out stardate.org

Public viewing on UT campus telescopes is on hiatus until the start of the UT summer session in June. Please call this recording next week for the new starting dates and times.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report.