The Night Sky for the Week of 6-16-24

On Sunday, June 16, look low in the north-northwest for wintry Capella while the Big Dipper hangs in the northwest. On Monday, June 17, locate Theta Centauri using the Moon as a guide. On Tuesday, June 18, observe Vega and Epsilon Lyrae forming a triangle. Wednesday, June 19, witness the waxing gibbous Moon amidst the stars of upper Scorpius. Thursday, June 20, marks the summer solstice. Finally, on Friday, June 21, observe the full Moon above the spout of the Sagittarius Teapot and Jupiter ascending in the bright dawn. On Saturday, June 22, enjoy the Moon just below the Teapot's handle throughout the evening hours.