From the March 2009 issue

Jupiter’s moons meet

May 2009: May shapes up as a planet observer's dream.
By and | Published: March 23, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
May shapes up as a planet observer’s dream. Mercury wraps up its finest evening appearance of 2009, Saturn gives us our best view of its rings until year’s end, Jupiter passes a single Moon’s width from distant Neptune, and brilliant Venus punctuates the morning sky.