By Paul Luc Girard, Special contributor

Everywhere in the world the sky has a story to tell. Here is what our regional sky looks like for the next few weeks

The stars and planets have been companions to man for eons. Before science, before writing, the night sky established the tempo in the passage of time and seasons. To know and recognize the stars in the sky allows us to look up and detach from our earthly bounds and troubles and pause to recognize the vastness of our world.

The Moon will help us identify Jupiter, Saturn and the bright star Spica. Using the map as a guide, start by looking south toward Sutton mountain. The moon passes close to Jupiter on the nights of June 2nd to the 4th and again on the 30th. Below Jupiter, to the left, you can spot Spica, brightest star in the Virgo constellation.

The rising of Spica in the east heralded the beginning of the sowing period. From June 8 to the 10, the Moon will pass very close to Saturn. The Moon will be full on June 8 and the new Moon (no moon) will occur on the 24th. Best wishes for clear skies.