ASTRONOMY EVENTS FOR MAY 2012

May 4:  The Moon poses next to Saturn and Spica in the evening sky shortly after sunset



May 5: Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks. Active from April 19 to May 28. Associated with Comet Halley.



May 6: Full Moon. The largest Moon of this year.



May 7: See Venus just 50’ S-SW of Elnath (Beta tauri)



May 13: Last Quarter Moon



May 13: Jupiter Conjunction



May 20: An annular solar eclipse will take place on May 20, 2012 (May 21, 2012 for local time in Eastern Hemisphere). from 22:00 to 1:30 UT (5/21)






May 21: New Moon



May 24: Neptune Western Quadrature



May 27: Mercury Superior Conjunction



May 29: A First Quarter Moon nearly 8 degrees from Mars

1 comment:

  1. It will be better if the astronomical events for the next month are post a month before so that the star gazers can plan in advance.

    Siva Kumar P.T

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