In The Sky This Month - May 2021- Rick Wagner

In The Sky This Month - May 2021- Rick Wagner

 

03 May - Moon 4º south of Saturn in the morning sky

Last Quarter Moon 15:50EDT

04 May - Moon 5º south of Jupiter

05 May - η Aquariid meteors peak, best before dawn, lots of Moon interference, poor shower in the northern horizon.

11 May - New Moon 15:00EDT

12 May - Venus (mag -4) 1.2º right of a very thin crescent Moon (about 29 hours after New) about 5º above the west-northwestern sky about 1/2 hour after sunset; look for Mercury 9º to Venus's upper left

13 May - Mercury (mag 0) 3º right of a thin crescent Moon low in the west-northwestern sky shortly after sunset

19 May - First Quarter Moon

26 May - Full Moon at 07:14EDT

28 May - Mercury (mag 2.3) and Venus (mag -3.8) 0.4º apart in the west-northwestern sky shortly after sunset. Venus will be obvious to the naked eye, Mercury, 275 times fainter may need binoculars.

 

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