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May

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
2 FULL MOON 1000
3 Mercury is in superior conjunction. 0400
4 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 1800
5 Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon. 1200
10 LAST QUARTER 0400
10 Neptune is 1° 8' north of the Moon. 0800
12 Uranus is 1° 3' south of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon. 0700
13 Mars is 3° south of the Moon. 0100
15 The Moon is at perigee. 1500
16 NEW MOON 1900
16 Mercury is 7° north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus. 2100
18 Mercury is 3° south of the Moon. 0000
20 Venus is 1° 7' south of the Moon. 0100
22 Saturn is 0° 8' south of the Moon. 1900
23 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 7' south of the Moon. 1600
23 FIRST QUARTER 2100
25 Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion. 0600
27 The Moon is at apogee. 2200
30 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is at opposition. 1400
30 Venus is 4° south of Pollux, the brightest star in the constellation Gemini. 1900

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