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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Astronomical phenomena May 2013

This calendar will be modified with events which will appear in time, such as evolving asteroids or other objects in the sky.
Here's how it looks:

05, 06 may 2013- Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Eta Aquarids usually produce about 10 meteors per hour. The highest intensity usually take place on 5 and 6.
Full Moon will discourage observations. The radiant point is the constellation Aquarius, and the meteors originates from Comet Halley. The best observations are usually to the east after midnight, away from city lights.

10 may 2013 - New Moon. Moon will be between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase takes place at 00:28.

13 may 2013 - Moon at the Apogee. at 3:31 p.m. the Moon will reach its peak, the farthest point from Earth: 405,827 km from Earth.

16 may 2013 Mercury at the perihelion.Mercury reaches its closest point to the Sun from 05:00.

25 may 2013 -Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 04:25.

28 may 2013 - Moon at the Perigee at 3:45 Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 358,375 km from Earth.

28 may 2013 - Conjunction of Venus with Jupiter. The two bright planets will be at 1 degree apart in the sky series. Mercury will also be visible nearby. Look lavest close to sunset.


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