June

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June is the sixth month of the year, coming between May and July. It has 30 days. June is named for the Roman goddess Juno, the wife of Jupiter. She is goddess of marriage. Because of this, getting married in June was thought to be lucky.

June never starts on the same day of the week as any other month, but always ends on the same day of the week as March.

The Month[change | change source]

June comes between May and July and is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is one of four months to have 30 days.

No other month in any year, common or leap year, starts on the same day of the week as June. June ends on the same day of the week as March every year, as March 31 and June 30 are exactly 13 weeks (91 days) apart.

June in a common year starts on the same day of the week as September and December, and ends on the same day of the week as September, both of the previous year. June in a leap year starts on the same day of the week as April and July, and ends on the same day of the week as April and December, both of the previous year.

In all years however, June starts on the same day of the week as February of the next year. June starts on the same day of the week as March and November, and ends on the same day of the week as August and November, both of the next year as a common year. June starts on the same day of the week as August, and ends on the same day of the week as May, both of the next year as a leap year.

The month of June has a solstice, and in this month the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere is turned towards the Sun, meaning that June 20 or June 21 is the Northern Summer Solstice and the Southern Winter Solstice. This means that this date would have the most daylight of any day in the Northern Hemisphere, and the least in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole. In each hemisphere, June is the seasonal equivalent of December in the other.

Events in June[change | change source]

Trivia[change | change source]

  • June is one of two months (May is the other) that never starts on the same day of the week as any other month of the same year.
  • June is the third of three months in a row, in the English language, that can also be a female given name, along with April and May.
  • The months of June and July both start with the "Ju" letter combination in the English language, and in some languages have only one letter's difference between their names.
  • June's flower is the Rose.
  • Its birthstone is the pearl. The meaning for the birthstone pearl is health.
  • The Zodiac signs for June are Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 21).
  • At the North Pole, the Sun does not set in June; at the South Pole, it does not rise.
Months of the Year

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December