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Montreal weather: It's June, and Mars is in the Beehive

Never have we felt so much like spies.

two cyclists with safety vests cycle under a bright sun
Blistering sun shines down on workers cycling along the Lachine Canal near Atwater Market May 30, 2023. Photo by Pierre Obendrauf /Montreal Gazette

“Mars is in the Beehive” is like a secret password you need after knocking on a door in dark alley. This time, we’re not concerned with spies or speakeasies, but rather astronomy.

According to the Sea and Sky website, June 1 and 2 are when Mars passes through a cluster of stars in the constellation Cancer. A good pair of binoculars should be enough to see Mars hanging out near the Beehive cluster. For more information, check out

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Meantime, back on Earth, the heat wave continues with a sunny high of 33 C expected. That’ll feel like 36 C with the humidex, and the UV index is 8, or very high. At night, expect a low of 20 C.

Everybody overestimates what you can do in a day and underestimates what you can do in months of work.
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