Astronomy Events for May 2011

May 2: Jupiter and Mars just half degree apart, low in the East at the time of dawn


May 3: New Moon

May 7: Mercury and Venus just 1.5 degrees apart, low in the East at the time of dawn


May 7: Mercury Greatest Western Elongation


May 10: Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a perfect triangle in the East at the time of dawn.



May 11: Jupiter and Venus within a degree apart in the East at the time of dawn.


May 11: A First Quarter Moon is just 5.5 degrees from Regulus



May 14: High in the South-East at the time of Dusk is the pair of Saturn and Porrima close to the Waxing Gibbous Moon making a nice view!



May 15: See the pattern formed by Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Mars in the Early Morning Eastern Sky. The Moon is nearly 6 degrees from Spica


May 17: Full Moon


May 21: Mars, Venus and Mercury form a perfect triangle in the East at Dawn!


May 22: Neptune Western Quadrature


May 23: Venus and Mars just 1 degree apart!


May 25: Last Quarter Moon


May 29: A Waning Crescent Moon is just nearly 7 degrees from Jupiter before dawn.


May 31: A Waning Crescent Moon (just 3% illuminated) is just 4 degrees from Venus.


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