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Night Sky Guide May 2014

30 Apr 2014, 21:02 UTC
Night Sky Guide May 2014
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Night Sky Guide May 2014 Tonight’s Sky: May 2014 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the May Sky Evening Planets As night falls, Saturn and Mars grace the eastern sky. Both planets will remain in the sky well into the early morning hours. On May 10th, Saturn makes […]
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Night Sky Guide May 2014

Tonight’s Sky: May 2014
Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the May Sky
Evening Planets
As night falls, Saturn and Mars grace the eastern sky.
Both planets will remain in the sky well into the early morning hours.
On May 10th, Saturn makes its closest approach to Earth, which is the best time to see the ringed planet and its moons.
Elusive Mercury appears above the western horizon as theSun sets. The low-lying planet will be a challenge to spot in early May, but will stray higher above the horizon later in the month.
Above Mercury lies Jupiter. Use a telescope to spot a few of its moons.
Constellations and Deep-Sky Objects
Looking toward the south, we’ve turned away from the ...

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