The May Night Sky
Shown here: In the southwestern pre-dawn sky of Friday, May 4, the waning gibbous moon will be positioned about 6 degrees to the right of Saturn. A half-day later, skywatchers in parts of Asia will see the moon pass only one degree to the north of the ringed planet. On Saturday morning, the moon's orbit (green line) will carry it to a position to the left of Saturn. Look for the stars forming the large Teapot asterism of Sagittarius below Saturn all year.