From the June 2008 issue

Three planets brighten June nights

June 2008: Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter rule the night this month.
By and | Published: June 1, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Mars and Saturn adorn June’s western evening sky. Mars, a relatively tiny nearby world, contrasts nicely with distant, giant Saturn and its wonderful rings. The king of the planets, Jupiter, rises during early evening and dominates the sky all night, although it maintains an unusually low altitude.