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The sky this May! 2 May 2024 What to look out for in the night sky from Eynsham.

This is not intended to be comprehensive - it is a quick guide to help you find a few things in the night sky without any equipment - just your eyes.

All of these are very bright and easy to find when walking around the village.

Look out for the constellations Bootes, Leo and Virgo in the south with the Moon.

The planets - They are all very close to the Sun - the best planet to see is Saturn on the 15th before Sunrise - I have made a chart with the Moon to make it easier to find.

The Moon is full on the 23rd rising about 10pm in the SE. Look out for th Mare Crisium on the cressent Moon on the 11th.

There is only a bright International Space Station pass on the 15th at 9:40pm -  it will cross the whole sky from West to East - it will be a good one.

I have made or found the following charts to help you find: -

  • 11th Moon Mare Crisium
  • 15th International Soace Station pass
  • 15th Constellations Bootes, Leo and Virgo with the Moon
  • 31st Saturn and the Moon
  • Moon Phases


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