Sun: The nights become noticeably shorter this month as true darkness lasts less than eight hours. On the 4th there is a solar eclipse, but it is not visible in New Zealand.
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Sun: June 21 brings us the winter solstice, with the Sun furthest north of the equator and at its lowest in the sky.
Sun: The Earth is at perihelion, its closest approach to the Sun for the year, tomorrow.
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Astronomer Tom Whelan summarises what is in the Taranaki heavens for each month.