Calendar with astronomical events for you to observe.
Opportunities for observation for May 2015:
Here's how it looks:
►May 4, 2015 - Full Moon. The earth will be between the Sun and the Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 03:42 GMT.
►May 05, 06, 2015 - Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Eta Aquarids usually produce about 10 meteors per hour. The highest intensity usually take place on 5 and 6. 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. Almost full Moon will be a big problem this year blocking all the less brighter meteors.
►May 07, 2015 - Mercury at greatest elongation: 21.2 ° E at 05:00 GMT.
►May 08, 2015 - Comet P / 1997 T3 (Lagerkvist-Carsenty) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered 05 October 1997. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►May 11, 2015 - Moon at the last quarter. at 10:36 GMT.
►May 15, 2015 - The moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (366024 km from Earth) at 0:23 GMT
►May 17, 2015 - Comet C / 2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on April 24, 2003. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►May 18, 2015 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 04:13 GMT.
►May 22, 2015 - Comet 57P / Dutoit-Neujmin-Delporte reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on July 18, 1941. No data about its diameter. It has an orbit of 6.42 years.
►May 23, 2015 - Saturn at opposition. Ringed planet will be closest to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun, at 01:00. An opposition is when a planet is at an elongation of 180 ° and thus appears opposite to the Sun in the sky. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons.
►May 25, 2015 - Moon at the first quarter. at 17:19 GMT.
►May 26, 2015 - Moon at apogee. Luna reach the farthest point from Earth (404246 km from Earth) at 22:12 GMT.
►May 30, 2015 - Mercury at inferior conjunction. Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun, at 17:00 GMT.
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