ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR MAY 2010



MAY 1: A Waning Gibbous Moon is just 1 degree North of Antares at 1:30 am.

MAY 4: Mars Eastern Quadrature.

MAY 6: Last Quarter Moon.

MAY 9: A Waning Crescent Moon (25% illuminated) stands about 8 degrees West of Jupiter before dawn.

MAY 14: New Moon.

MAY 16: A Waxing Crescent Moon is just 1.5 degrees E-SE of Venus just after sunset.

MAY 19: Neptune Western Qudrature.

MAY 20: The Moon stands nearly 6 degrees South of Mars.

MAY 21: First Quarter Moon.

MAY 22: The Moon is 9 degrees SW of Saturn.

MAY 24: The Moon is around 4 degrees SW of Spica.

MAY 26: Mercury Greatest Western Elongation.

MAY 28: Full Moon.

MAY 31: Jupiter and Uranus will be just 1 degree apart. Find Uranus 1 degree E-NE of Jupiter. The pair will be just 0.5 degree apart on June 8th.

V S/AASTRO

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