Best Night Sky Events of May 2015 (Stargazing Maps)

Venus, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Venus shines high in the western sky after sunset.

Mars, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Mars moves from Aries to Taurus on May 3, too close to the sun to be visible.

Jupiter, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Jupiter is well placed in the evening sky all month.

Saturn, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Saturn is just north of Scorpius' "claws." At opposition on May 22, it is visible all night.

Uranus, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Uranus rises just before the sun in Pisces.

Neptune, May 2015

Starry Night Software

Neptune is in the eastern morning sky in the constellation Aquarius.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:

Geoff Gaherty
Starry Night Sky Columnist

Geoff Gaherty was's Night Sky columnist and in partnership with Starry Night software and a dedicated amateur astronomer who sought to share the wonders of the night sky with the world. Based in Canada, Geoff studied mathematics and physics at McGill University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Toronto, all while pursuing a passion for the night sky and serving as an astronomy communicator. He credited a partial solar eclipse observed in 1946 (at age 5) and his 1957 sighting of the Comet Arend-Roland as a teenager for sparking his interest in amateur astronomy. In 2008, Geoff won the Chant Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, an award given to a Canadian amateur astronomer in recognition of their lifetime achievements. Sadly, Geoff passed away July 7, 2016 due to complications from a kidney transplant, but his legacy continues at Starry Night.