What's Up?  Sky Sights in May, 2023

Evening Skies:
Venus, blazes gloriously throughout the early-mid evening. Our sister planet rules regally hosted by constellation Gemini in west-northwestern skies.

Mars, flies rather faintly, unmistakably rudd,  high among the stars of Gemini with planet Venus in pursuit. 

Morning Skies:

Saturn, gleams golden and bright in the "wee, small hours of the morning" in constellation Aquarius in southeastern skies.

Jupiter, returns to predawn skies near the Pisces/Aries boundary. A spectacular encounter with the Moon scheduled for May 17th, weather permitting. Binoculars recommended!                         

Note: an I-phone app will greatly assist you in discovering these planets and stars/constellations with unaided eyes.
Go to you I-store and check out:  "Stellarium"; "SkySafari"; "Sky Tonight" for starters. 
Consider using your I-phone cameras as well for some candid camera images to share!

Moon Phases
First Quarter: Saturday, May 27th

Full Moon:  Friday, May 5th

Last Quarter: Friday, May 12th

New Moon:  Friday, May 19th    

Planets (Top: Saturn/Bottom: Mars-left Jupiter-right)

Venus Jupiter


"Call the Astronomer" @ the Science Center (207) 488-5451 for any further details on these and other super sky sights throughout 2023.  The Science Center Facebook page also gives weekly opportunity to pose your astronomy thoughts and questions.

Enjoy wonder of Aroostook County Winter!