Amazing Full Moon & 3 Dazzling Planets of May 2013 (Photos)

Waning Gibbous Moon on Sunday 05/26/13 in Bristol, CT

Eric Steiner

Astrophotographer Eric Steiner sent in a photo of the waning gibbous moon taken May 26, 2013, from Bristol, CT.

Triple Planet Alignment Seen on Haleakala Summit, Maui

Mike Dillinger

Astrophotographer Mike Dillinger sent in a photo of the planetary conjuction of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, taken from Haleakala Summit on Maui, HI, May 26, 2013.

Moon Over Selden, Long Island, NY

Gary Troisi

Astrophotographer Gary Troisi sent in a photo of the moon taken the week of May 20, from the vicinity of Selden, Long Island, NY.

Full Moon Over Juarez, Mexico

Anthony Lopez

Astrophotographer Anthony Lopez sent in a photo of the full moon taken in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, close to the US border, on May 26, 2013. He writes: "Around my yard stands a perimeter fence of just over 3 meters high that hides the street lights almost completely, leaving only the light of the full moon to illuminate the place where I set my telescope. I mount the camera, pressed the shutter and there she is, our moon, beautiful and photogenic, wearing her best craters for me ... "

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Humans Seen From the Air

Julie Cyr

Astrophotographer Julie Cyr sent in a photo of the Mercury, Venus and Jupiter conjunction taken from an airplane window. She writes: "I was unaware of the rarity of the planets in this formation, but they happened to appear in some of my pictures from my flight back to Boston from Atlanta. I believe this was taken over New York, you can see the three planets in the upper left, just off the tip of the plane wing!" Photo undated.

Moon Over Bristol, CT

Eric Steiner

Astrophotographer Eric Steiner sent in a photo of the moon taken May 31, 2013, from Bristol, CT.

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