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Best Night Sky Events of May 2016 (Stargazing Maps)

Mars, May 2016

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Mars is in opposition to the sun on May 22, and closest to Earth on May 30. This is generally a good apparition, but Mars is low in the southern sky for northern observers. It is visible all night in Scorpius.

Jupiter, May 2016

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Jupiter is well placed in the evening sky in Leo. It sets around 3 a.m.

Saturn, May 2016

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Saturn is well placed in Ophiuchus, rising in late evening. Its rings are now spread widely, making it a beautiful sight in a small telescope.

Uranus, May 2016

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Uranus is low in the eastern sky in Pisces, rising just before the sun.

Neptune, May 2016

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Neptune is in the eastern morning sky in Aquarius.

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