Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Moon near Mercury (25° from Sun, morning sky) at 0h UT. Mars 0.4° NNW of Jupiter, (18° from Sun, morning sky) at 3h UT. Mags. +1.2 and –2.1.
New Moon at 6:50 UT. Start of lunation 1093.
Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 14h UT.
Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks at 13h UT (broad peak). Active from April 19 to May 28. Associated with Comet Halley. Very fast, bright meteors, up to 10–20 per hour. Favors skywatchers in the tropics and southern hemisphere. Favorable conditions this year.
Astronomy Day 2011 is today! Astronomy clubs, planetariums, observatories, and science museums will offer a variety of public activities.
Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 23h UT.
First Quarter Moon at 20:32 UT.
Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 14h UT.
Venus 0.6° SSE of Jupiter (26° from Sun,morning sky) at 16h UT.
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter within 2.1° circle(26° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT. Mags. +0.3, –3.9 and –2.1.
Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 5h UT.
Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 11h UT (362,135 km; 33.0').
Full Moon at 11:07 UT.
Moon near Antares (morning sky) at 8h UT.
Mercury, Venus and Mars within 2.1° circle (23° from Sun, morning sky) at 8h UT. Mags. –0.2, –3.9 and +1.3.
Last Quarter Moon at 18:51 UT.
Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 10h UT (distance 405,003 km; angular size 29.5').
Moon near Jupiter (39° from Sun, morning sky) at 11h UT.
Moon near Mars (24° from Sun, morning sky) at 20h UT. Mag. +1.3.
Moon near Venus (21° from Sun, morning sky) at 1h UT. Mag. –3.9. Mercury and Mars nearby. Mags –0.9 and +1.3.
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