Diary of Astronomical Phenomena

All times are local, including one hour daylight
savings time (when appropriate), topocentric to
mid-Norfolk in Eastern England.

May

dd hh
01 12  Last quarter Moon
04 00  Saturn 1.6° north of the Moon
04 21  Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
05 03  Mars 0.8° south of the Moon
05 23  Moon at ascending node
05 23  Moon at perigee (363166 km)
06 06  Mercury 2.4° south of the Moon
08 04  New Moon
08 11  Mars at perihelion (1.38150 AU)
09 22  Mercury at greatest elongation (26.4° west)
11 09  Moon furthest north (geocentric declination +28.5°)
12 17  Castor 5.3° north of the Moon
13 00  Pollux 1.6° north of the Moon
13 12  Uranus in conjunction with the Sun
15 13  First quarter Moon
16 00  Regulus 2.4° south of the Moon
17 20  Moon at apogee (404641 km)
18 19  Jupiter in conjunction with the Sun
19 18  Moon at descending node
20 11  Spica 0.7° south of the Moon
23 15  Full Moon
24 05  Antares 0.5° south of the Moon
25 21  Moon furthest south (geocentric declination -28.4°)
30 18  Last quarter Moon
31 11  Saturn 0.9° north of the Moon