From the May 2008 issue

Eta Aquarid meteors on parade

May 2008: May shows off a few planets and brings the hope for a strong meteor shower.
By and | Published: May 1, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
May places a slew of planets on view. Mercury makes a fine evening appearance early this month as it wanders near the dazzling Pleiades star cluster. Mars shines like a bright star in Gemini the Twins, far above Mercury. And Saturn rides high in the south at sunset.