Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: John Stewart and everyone else have temporarily "Lost Her in the Sun

Jun 2, 2020

The moon forms a line with Gemini’s Pollux and Castor tonight. The lies about 5° to the left of the pair. Fainter stars outline each of the twins’ arms and legs.
Credit Stellarium

No problem seeing June's Strawberry Moon this week, and the twins Castor and Pollux are hanging out with Mercury in the eastern sky.

But  Venus has temporarily disappeared in the sun's glare. (Folks of a certain age may want to enjoy this flashback to John Stewart's album Bombs Away Dream Babies and one of the singles from that album,"Lost Her In The Sun")

Plus Jupiter and Saturn, Alpha (an optical double star), and Beta Capricorni (a real double star) are crowding the southern sky (at a careful social distance, of course) and if you look at them the right way, they look like eyes

If that's not vaguely disturbing enough, more Starlink internet satellites will be launched this week, but the good news is that SpaceX is working with astronomers to dim their brightness.  You can read more about that here:  Elon Musk’s SpaceX reduces brightness for Starlink internet satellites after astronomer complaints

And of course, there's always more photographs, astronomy news at more at Astro Bob's blog.