Catch the Moon with Venus and Mars this week up in the sky
(WHSV) - The Moon poses with Venus and Mars this week up in the sky.
THE MOON, VENUS, AND MARS
Over most of this week during the evenings, the Moon was pose with Venus and Mars at various positions in the western sky. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings will have the best viewing.
On Monday evening, the Moon will be positioned just to the lower right of Venus and Mars will be to the two’s upper left. Closer to sunset will create the best view but you can view all three before they set around 11 pm. Skies will not be favorable for viewing as skies will be mostly cloudy.
On Tuesday evening, the Moon will have moved in between Mars and Venus up in the sky. The three will form a crooked line in the sky with Mars to the upper left and Venus just to the lower right of the Moon. There will be slightly more time to view the three, until around 11:30 pm. There won’t be a clear sky, but there may be enough breaks in the clouds for viewing.
On Wednesday evening, the Moon will have moved just above Mars. Venus will be to the lower right to the two. You’ll have again until around 11:30 pm to view the three. There won’t be a clear sky, but there may be enough breaks in the clouds for viewing.
On Thursday evening, the Moon will then start to move away from Venus and Mars. The three will form a diagonal line in the sky Thursday evening with the Moon to the upper left of Mars and Venus to the lower right. Skies will not be favorable for viewing as skies will be mostly cloudy.
*As the week continues, the Moon will continue to pull farther and farther away from Venus and Mars.
This week, we will gain another 10 minutes of daylight. By May 29th, we will have 14 hours and 37 minutes of daylight and 9 hours and 23 minutes of nighttime. Sunrises will move from 5:58 am to 5:54 am while sunsets will move from 8:25 pm to 8:31 pm.
Daily Sunrise/Sunset Times this week:
|May 22||5:58 am||8:25 pm||14 hrs, 27 mins|
|May 23||5:58 am||8:26 pm||14 hrs, 28 mins|
|May 24||5:57 am||8:27 pm||14 hrs, 30 mins|
|May 25||5:56 am||8:28 pm||14 hrs, 32 mins|
|May 26||5:56 am||8:29 pm||14 hrs, 33 mins|
|May 27||5:55 am||8:29 pm||14 hrs, 34 mins|
|May 28||5:55 am||8:30 pm||14 hrs, 35 mins|
ISS VIEWING (MOST VIEWABLE)
|Fri May 26, 11:02 pm||3 min||55°||10° above NW||55° above NNW|
|Sat May 27, 10:14 pm||4 min||41°||10° above NW||31° above ENE|
NEXT MOON PHASES
|Moon Phases||Date and Time|
|First Quarter Moon||May 27th, 11:22 am|
|Full Moon||June 3rd, 11:41 pm|
|Third Quarter Moon||June 10th, 3:31 pm|
|New Moon||June 18th, 12:37 am|
CURRENT PLANET VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Venus: In the western sky at sunset, sets around midnight in the northwest
Mars: In the west-southwestern sky at sunset, sets in the northwest just after 12:30 am
Jupiter: Rises in the east around 4:30 am, very limited viewing, not in sky at sunset
Saturn: Not in the sky at sunset, rises in the sky around 2:15 am in the eastern sky
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