June 2023

This Month’s Sky


Ten months until the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024!!!

   The dazzling gem Venus will put on its best show of the year in June!  Venus is visible, in the western sky, more than three hours after sunset, so its brilliance will capture your attention. As we celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 21, Venus will put on a stunning show with the crescent Moon with Mars and the Beehive star cluster nearby (Illustration 1). Venus will conclude the month less than 4 degrees from Mars (Illustration 2).

With the long days of summer, our Starry hike will not start until 10:00pm. So, grab your Starry Trail Map, binoculars, bug spray and a light jacket. Take a few minutes to enjoy firefly’s twinkling!

Avon Lake Star Parties – 2023
Wednesday June 21 – Veteran’s Park 9:00 – 10:30 pm. Celebrate the Summer Solstice & the 3rd Annual Make Music Day. Watch the sunset on the longest day of the year. Viewing the Moon, Venus, Mars & Summer Constellations. For a list of all Avon Lake Star Parties this year – Click here.

Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky. 


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out

Starry Trails Checklist
This will help you keep track of everything you view in this month’s night sky.


Starry Trails Audio – Take Starry Trails with you!

Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars!!

Starry Trails Video Archive

Plus, Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

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I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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