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  Sky Calendar -- May 2007
2 Full Moon at 10:09 UT. The full Moon of May is called the "Planting Moon" or "Milk Moon".
Full Moon Names (Wikipedia)
3 Mercury at superior conjunction at 4h UT (not visible). The elusive planet passes into the evening sky.
4 Moon very near Antares at 19h UT (morning sky). Occultation visible from S.E. Africa, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
Occultation of Antares (IOTA)
5 Moon near Jupiter at 11h UT (morning sky).
6 Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks at 12h UT. Active from April 19 to May 28. Very fast, bright meteors, up to 10-20 per hour. Favors skywatchers in the southern hemisphere.
Meteor Shower Calendar 2007 (International Meteor Organization)
10 Last Quarter Moon at 4:27 UT.
12 Moon very near Uranus at 6h UT (morning sky). Mag. +5.9. Occultation visible from Eastern Newfoundland and Greenland.
Occultation of Uranus (IOTA)
12 Moon near Mars at 23h UT (morning sky). Mag. +0.9. Low in the east-southeast.
15 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 15h UT (359,392 km; 33.3').
16 New Moon at 19:27 UT. Beginning of lunation 1044.
17 Moon near Mercury at 24h UT (evening sky). Mag. -0.8.
20 Moon near Venus at 2h UT (evening sky). Mag -4.2. A spectacular close pairing!
20 Moon near Pollux at 20h UT (evening sky).
21 Moon near Beehive cluster (M44) at 22h UT (evening sky).
22 Moon very near Saturn at 20h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible Northern Africa, Europe, and Western Asia. Mag +0.5.
Occultation of Saturn (IOTA)
23 Moon very near Regulus at 17h UT (evening sky). Occultation visible from Northern Europe, Western and Central Asia. Mag. +1.3.
Occultation of Regulus (IOTA)
23 First Quarter Moon at 21:03 UT.
27 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 22h UT (distance 405,460 km; angular size 29.5').
28 Moon near Spica at 4h UT (evening sky).
All times Universal Time (UT). USA Eastern Summer Time = UT - 4 hours.

Clear skies till next month!

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