** 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.
0:12 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 https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch….
** Tonight’s Sky: May 2023 – Space Telescope Science Institute – Tonight’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 2023 – BBC 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.
- Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast: Upcoming Celestial Events – Sky & Telescope
- May: Leo is King in Late Spring | Sky & Telescope
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 28 – May 7 | Sky & Telescope
** Night Sky Notebook May 2023 – Peter 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
00:32 Lunar Eclipse
02:39 Eta Aquariids
03:41 Noctilucent Clouds
04:40 Milky Way
06:07 Moon and Planets
08:38 WITNS Winners
** See also:
- May Night Sky Guide (May 2023) | Farmers’ Almanac
- Sky This Month: May 2023 | Astronomy.com
- What to See in the Night Sky for May 2023 | Treehugger.com
- What’s in the Sky This Month? | May 2023 | High Point Scientific
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