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Events for May 2016

25 Apr 2016, 17:00 UTC
Events for May 2016
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The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for May 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

Of special note this month is a rare transit of Mercury across the Sun’s disk on May 9.

Date GMT Astronomical Events for May_ 2016
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May 03 01:27 Moon at Descending Node
May 04 19 Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
May 06 04:14 Moon at Perigee: 357828 km
May 06 19:30 NEW MOON
May 08 08:21 Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
May 09 15 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
May 09 15 Transit of Mercury Across Sun
May 14 07:06 Regulus 2.3°N of Moon
May 15 09:30 Jupiter 2.0°N of Moon
May 15 20:39 Moon at Ascending Node
May 18 14:07 Spica 5.1°S of Moon
May 18 22:06 Moon at Apogee: 405934 km
May 21 21:15 FULL MOON ...

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