In The Sky

We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
Should you wish to communicate with Arthur, please email him at:  arthur.black10@btinternet.com

Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]

Here is stargazing info for May 2022

• 2nd Moon and Mercury near star cluster The Pleiades   WNW 9pm
• 6th Eta Aquariids meteor shower peak  N around dawn
• 6th Moon near twin stars Castor and Pollux  NW 11.45pm
• 9th Moon near star Regulus WSW 11.30pm
• 13th Moon occults binary star Porrima in Virgo 1.55am to 2.45am
• 13th Moon near star Spica S 11.15pm
• 16th Full Moon
• 16th Supermoon
• 16th Lunar eclipse starts Partial at 3.27am and reaches totality at 4.29am
• 17th Moon near star Antares SSW 4am
• 18th Mars near Neptune ESE 4am
• 22nd Moon near Saturn SE 4am
• 25th Moon near Jupiter and Mars ESE 4.30am
• 26th Moon between Jupiter and Venus E 4.30am
• 27th Moon very close to Venus E 4.30am best seen with binoculars
• 29th Jupiter near Mars ESE 4am
• 30th Jupiter near Mars ESE 4am
• 30th New Moon
• 31st Tau Herculids meteor shower in constellation Boötes S 10pm 31/5 - dawn 1/6

Planets:


Mercury - sets about 10pm in NW but fades and disappears into the twilight by mid May

Saturn - rises in SE around 2.30am in Capricornus

Venus - rises in E in Pisces about 4am

Jupiter - Rises in E in Pisces around 3.30am

Neptune - lies to the right in Jupiter on the border of Pisces and Aquarius. Rises 3.30am in E

Mars - at the start of May it is to the right of Jupiter, Venus and Neptune in ESE in Aquarius .  As the month progresses it moves to the left into Pisces passing Neptune on the 18th and close to Jupiter at the end of the month. Rises 3.30am

Uranus - lost in the Sun's glare this month. Is in Aries

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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