Sunday, May 16, 2010


May Sky Map
This month's highlight: On May 15, look to the west just after sunset to see the very bright planet Venus just above the slender crescent Moon in the constellation Taurus.

As twilight deepens, the Moon and Venus are attended by no fewer than five first-magnitude stars: Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, Procyon, Pollux, and Capella.

On succeeding nights, the Moon moves rapidly into Gemini and Cancer, all the while becoming a larger and larger crescent and eventually passing near Mars on the 19th.

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