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Sunday, May 03, 2015

 

Southern Skywatch May, 2015 edition is now out!

North-western evening sky at 6:30 pm as seen from Adelaide on May 21.

The May edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

This month has still more planetary action  with Venus, Jupiter and Saturn  prominent.

Jupiter is high in the early evening sky and although opposition has passed, it is still an excellent object this month as it comes closer to Venus.

Mars is lost in the twilight.

Venus is readily visible in the evening sky.  Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 21st and forms a nice line-up with Jupiter.

Saturn is at opposition, when it is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth,on the 23rd. It is in the head of the constellation of Scorpius, the Scorpion. Saturn is close to the waning Moon on the 5th.

Mercury briefly emerges from the twilight.

Eta Aqauriid meteor shower n the 7th and 8th. 

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