Spend an evening with Venus
May 2010: May provides six well-placed planets for your viewing pleasure.
March 29, 2010
The relatively short nights of late spring don't hinder planet observers this year. May provides six well-placed planets for your viewing pleasure. Venus, Mars, and Saturn populate the evening sky, and the latter two remain on display until well past midnight. Three other planets — Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune — gather in the predawn sky.
Seeing Venus near a crescent Moon always brings a thrill. The two met each other in December 2008 (seen here) and will do so again this month.
Photo by Robert Slobins
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