Night sky highlights for May 2023

** What’s Up: May 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in May 2023?

Venus reaches its highest point in the evening sky for the year, while Jupiter disappears behind the Moon for some U.S. observers. Plus, some key differences in the Southern Hemisphere’s skies compared to those of the North.

0:00 Intro
0:12 Moon & planet pairings
1:16 Venus at its highest
1:38 Skies of the Southern Hemisphere
3:48 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….

** Tonight’s Sky: May 2023 – Space Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

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.

** What to see in the night sky: May 2023BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal the best things to see in the night sky this month, including catching Venus before it disappears, the daytime lunar occultation of Jupiter, the Moon and the tongue-twisting stars of Libra!

** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – May 2023 – Sky & Telescope Youtube

Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the May episode and look for tiny bits of #halleyscomet; watch the #Moon cover up #Jupiter; track down a couple of evening #planets; and take stock of bright #stars in the late-spring sky.

See also

** Night Sky Notebook May 2023Peter Detterline

Find out what’s happening in the sky when you look up in May 2023.

** What’s in the Night Sky May 2023 #WITNS Lunar Eclipse | Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower | Manhattanhenge Alyn Wallace

00:00 Intro
00:32 Lunar Eclipse
02:39 Eta Aquariids
03:41 Noctilucent Clouds
04:40 Milky Way
06:07 Moon and Planets
07:45 Manhattanhenge
08:38 WITNS Winners

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