This May’s skies are brimming with sky events that you shouldn’t be missing, including Jupiter which will be at its brightest state. The Moon will also be under the focus this month. Besides, other planets, including Saturn, Venus, and Mercury, will be visible this month.
Sky events this May – Jupiter will be at its brightest
In May the biggest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, will appear in the night sky but like never before.
In contrast to the previous period, when you were needing a telescope to observe Jupiter, this time all you’ll require is a set of binoculars. As reported by National Geographic, the biggest planet in our Solar System will be at its brightest on May 8th.
This period, Jupiter will be the closest to Earth in the entire history and you can locate it in the night sky with ease, as it will rise up on the opposite side from the Sun and will be like the most prominent disc in the sky.
On the other hand, for those of you who have telescopes, regardless of how powerful they are, the things will be even more spectacular as you will be able to see Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.
Since the end of the month, on May 26th, Jupiter and Moon will together light up the night skies as the brightest objects in the sky.
During the sky events of this month, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury will be visible, too
At first, Mercury will be visible soon. However, it will rise just before the sunrise, so it will be harder to observe.
Next, will be Venus which, as typical, it will be one of the brightest space objects visible in the night sky. Even more, it will be spectacular to see it shine along with the crescent Moon starting with May 17th.
Well, the last to make an appearance during this May sky events will be Saturn. The second-largest planet in our Solar System will be observable in the direction of the Sagittarius cluster at dusk.
In conclusion, this May sky event will commence with the spectacular planet Jupiter at its brightest on May 8th, which will be followed by Mercury, Venus, and Saturn in the night sky, of course, accompanied by the Moon.