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Look Up! Stargazing Events for May 2013 (Sky Maps)

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of May 25, 2013

F. Espenak/NASA’s GSFC

The second lunar eclipse of the year again occurs at the Moon's ascending node in Scorpius about 7° northwest of Antares (mv = +1.07). Such a shallow eclipse is only of academic interest since it will be all but impossible to detect.

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of May 25, 2013

F. Espenak/NASA’s GSFC

The second lunar eclipse of the year again occurs at the Moon's ascending node in Scorpius about 7° northwest of Antares (mv = +1.07). Such a shallow eclipse is only of academic interest since it will be all but impossible to detect.

Planetary Triangle, May 2013

Sunday, May 26, after sunset. Three bright planets, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter, form a 2-degree equilateral triangle in the western sky just after sunset.

Venus and Jupiter in Conjunction, May 2013

Tueday, May 28, after sunset. The three planets rearrange themselves so that Jupiter and Venus are only a degree apart, with Mercury just above.

Annular Solar Eclipse on May 10, 2013

Space Telescope Science Institute

This illustration from the Space Telescope Science Institute depicts the annular solar eclipse expected to occur on May 10, 2013.

Sky Map of Cancer and Gemini Constellations on May 13, 2013

JPL

This sky map from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the locations of the constellations Cancer and Gemini in the western sky on May 13, 2013.

Sky Map of Lyra and Cygnus for May 2013

JPL

This sky map from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the locations of the constellations Lyra and Cygnus rising late in the northeastern sky in May 2013.

Sky Map of Jupiter for Early May, 2013

Space Telescope Science Institute

This sky map from the Space Telescope Science Institute shows the location of Jupiter in the western sky at 9:00 p.m. EDT in early May 2013.

Cancer and Gemini in Relation to Moon and Beehive Cluster on May 14, 2013.

JPL

This sky map from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the locations of the constellations Cancer and Gemini in relation to the moon and the Beehive Cluster looking west on May 14, 2013.

Cancer and Gemini in Relation to Moon and Beehive Cluster on May 15, 2013.

JPL

This sky map from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the locations of the constellations Cancer and Gemini in relation to the moon and the Beehive Cluster looking west on May 15, 2013.

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