Happy June [2021]!

Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous • Illumination: 58% • Moon Age: 21.36 days • Moon Distance: 385,596.15 km

June first sunrise,

greeted by Gandalf!

A field of June flowers…

and a visitor

• This month’s colors: Light Blue, White & Cream
• June Birthstones: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal
• Flowers associated with June: Rose
• Words of the month: Good Health [cheers to that !], Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, & Beautiful.
• Astrological signs: Gemini & Cancer

June first sunset

Celestial calendar

June 10 New Moon at 10:54 UTC

June 10Annular Solar Eclipse. A ring of light around the darkened Moon. The Sun’s corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. The path of this eclipse will be confined to extreme eastern Russia, the Arctic Ocean, western Greenland, and Canada. A partial eclipse will be visible in the northeastern United States, Europe, and most of Russia.

June 21June Solstice at 03:21 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

June 24Full Moon, Supermoon at 18:40 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This moon has also been known as the Rose Moon and the Honey Moon. This is also the last of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.

[info from seasky]

Listening to

June Night

Miles Davis trumpet
Sonny Stitt alto and tenor saxophones
Wynton Kelly piano
Paul Chambers bass
Jimmy Cobb drums

Happy June everyone!

53 replies »

  1. The month of June takes its name from Iuno, whom the American Heritage Dictionary describes as “the principal goddess of the pantheon and the wife of Jupiter, worshiped as the goddess of women, marriage, childbirth, and the moon, and as the protector of the state. She came to be identified with the Greek Hera.” That dictionary traces the name to the Latin adjective iuvenis, meaning ‘young’, probably from the goddess’s association with the new moon.

  2. These photos are gorgeous, and that sort of Van Gogh effect is stunning. June is an important month in my family, as was May. Births, deaths, anniversaries. And just so you know, I have two calendars on my wall. One for this year and your 2020 art calendar, because I enjoy your art so much. In a few years, the dates and days will match again. 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous post to bring in the month of June, Marina. I love that field, and then the visitor…what a great shot! Sending hugs, my friend. 🦋🦋🦋

  4. Wait, what? June? How so? It was Christmas just a minute ago, right? 😉

    💚-ing the effect in the top image 🐓


  5. Happy June Marina! Wish I had a Gandalf!
    The sunset pic is spectacular. My mom’s BD (RIP) is June 10. So, I’m happy the moon is here to remind me.
    Okay, dahling, I’m heading off to draw and listen to you Miles selection!
    xoxoxoxo 🌝🌚🌜🌛🌖🌗🌒🌘 xoxoxo

  6. Happy June to you! Lovely sunrise and sunset. Beautiful wild flowers – delicate and muted and then the painted lady to top it off… Perfection.

    I wonder what part of Canada can see it. Makes me laugh when they can say Eastern Russia but put Canada as if it’s a small place 😉

  7. Beautiful first sunrise with the greetings from Gandalf. I love the painterly effect. It looks like you might get to see the partial eclipse on the 10th. You got some great clouds with sun rays shining down that also looks great with a painterly effect. Lovely Painted Lady and delicate purple flowers.

    • Thank you, my friend. I was hoping for a more inspired painter but I guess mood doesn’t come à la carte! Hence I thought of having a go with an oil paint filter and some interventions! 😉

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