** What’s Up: May 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL
What are some skywatching highlights in May 2022? May provides some great planet spotting, including a close conjunction of Jupiter and Mars. At mid-month, a total eclipse of the Moon should delight skywatchers across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. And all month long, the Coma star cluster (aka, the Coma Berenices star cluster, or Melotte 111) is a great target for binoculars in the evening. YouTube Full Description (i.e., “Show More”)
0:11 Planet-spotting opportunities
1:02 Lunar eclipse
2:27 The Coma star cluster
3:33 May Moon phases
Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch….
In May, we are looking away from the crowded, dusty plane of our own galaxy toward a region where the sky is brimming with distant galaxies. Locate Virgo to find a concentration of roughly 2,000 galaxies and search for Coma Berenices to identify many more. Keep watching for space-based views of galaxies like the Sombrero Galaxy, M87, and M64. About this Series “Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at https://hubblesite.org/resource-galle….
** What to see in the night sky: May 2022 – BBC Sky at Night Magazine
What can you see in the night sky tonight? Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal their pick of May’s night-sky highlights.
** Night Sky Notebook May 2022 – Peter Detterline
What’s happening in the skies above for May 2022.
** See also:
- May: An Eclipse, Planets & More – Sky & Telescope
- 9 Must-See Astronomy Events in the May Night Sky (2022)
- May Night Sky 2022 — Stargazing Guide & Key Dates
- The Sky this Week | Astronomy.com
- May Sky Map & Star Chart: Asterisms | The Old Farmer’s Almanac
- Visible planets and night sky guide: Venus-Jupiter, moon and Mercury – EarthSky
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