Astronomy Events in 2019

Astronomy in May 2019

Back into British Summertime, the evenings and nights are getting lighter. 
Still some darkness at night though, so get out while you can still observe the stars.
Here are some suggestions for things to look out for this month.

MAY

    02  11:39  Venus 3.6°N of Moon
    03  06:26  Mercury 2.9°N of Moon
    04  22:45  NEW MOON
    05  13       Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  21:52  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    07  23:36  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    09  18:50  Moon at Ascending Node
    10  03:30  Pollux 6.3°N of Moon
    11  01:35  Beehive 0.0°S of Moon
    12  01:12  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    12  14:19  Regulus 3.0°S of Moon
    13  21:53  Moon at Perigee: 369017 km
    18  21:11  FULL MOON
    20  16:54  Jupiter 1.7°S of Moon
    21  13       Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    22  19:12  Moon at Descending Node
    22  22:25  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    24  07       Mercury at Perihelion
    26  13:27  Moon at Apogee: 404134 km
    26  16:33  LAST QUARTER MOON

For more ideas and information on what to observe this month, please visit

Jodrell Bank's Night Sky Guide