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The Night Sky in May 2021

Started by Geoffw, May 02, 2021, 01:30:34 pm

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May 02, 2021, 01:30:34 pm Last Edit: May 02, 2021, 01:39:02 pm by Geoffw
The Night Sky in May 2021

Moon Photo: Geoff Winterman

It's another busy month in the night sky as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks in the first week of May, Venus and Mercury adorn the western sky after sunset, and Saturn and Jupiter get closer and bigger in the pre-dawn sky. And for much of the world, a total lunar eclipse occurs during the last week of May.

Here's what to see in the night sky this month....... See attachment for details