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May

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
2Mars is 4° south of the Moon.1100
3Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.0300
4Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.0900
4Jupiter is at opposition.1500
5FIRST QUARTER0500
7The Moon is at apogee.0700
11Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 3' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.0000
12Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.1600
13FULL MOON0700
14Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 1' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1500
18Mercury is in superior conjunction.2000
19Neptune is 4° north of the Moon.1500
20LAST QUARTER0900
21Uranus is 1° 0' north of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.1000
22The Moon is at perigee.1500
22Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.1700
24Venus is 4° south of the Moon.0800
25Mars is 5° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini.0500
27NEW MOON0500
31Mars is 3° south of the Moon.0300
31Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0° 9' south of the Moon. Occultation of Vesta by the Moon.1200
31Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.2100

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