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Saturday, May 02, 2020

 

Southern Skywatch May 2020 edition is now out!

The evening sky facing west in Adelaide on Tuesday May 12 at 23:00 ACDST, The waxing Moon, Jupiter and Saturn for a triangle above the eastern horizon. (similar views will be seen Australia wide at the equivalent local time).





Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time, click to embiggen.


The May edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Comet C/2020 F8 SWAN visible early May. May 6; Moon at perigee. May 6-7; Eta Aquarid meteor shower. May 11, Venus closest to Beta Tauri (Elnath). May 12; waxing Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky.. May 15-16 Waning Moon close to Mars. May 18; Moon at Apogee. May 22, Venus and Mercury at their closest. May 24; Thin crescent Moon close to Venus and Mercury. May 30;"Blue" First Quarter Moon (the second of two first quarter Moons this month).

Mercury returns to the evening sky late in the month for a meeting with Venus, then the thin crescent Moon .

Venus is sinhing towards the twilight. Thin crescent Venus meets up with Mercury on the 22nd and Mercury and the thin crescent Moon on the 24th before being lost in the twilight.

 Mars is close to the Moon on the 15th.

Jupiter enters the evening sky. On the 12th Jupiter, the waxing Moon and Saturn form an attractive triangle in the late evening/early morning sky.

Saturn  enters the late evening sky.

May 6; Moon at perigee. May 12; waxing Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky.. May 15-16 Waning Moon close to Mars. May 18; Moon at Apogee. May 24; Thin crescent Moon close to Venus and Mercury. May 30; "Blue" First Quarter Moon (the second of two first quarter Moons this month).

April 8, Moon at perigee, April 21; Moon at Apogee.

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Comments:
Hi Ian; "May 12; waxing Moon, Jupiter and Saturn form a triangle in the evening sky." I think you mean waning Moon?
 
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