Phases of the Moon
|New Moon:||May 04|
|First Quarter:||May 12|
|Full Moon:||May 18|
|Last Quarter:||May 26|
Mercury is not observable in May, because it is very close to the Sun. On May 21, the planet is in the so-called superior conjunction, i.e., right behind the Sun as seen from our Earth. Better conditions for its observation will be in June.
Also Venus is quite close to the Sun. It rises in the morning only about 30 minutes before the Sun. Please, be VERY CAREFUL with an observation which uses any kind of binoculars or telescope for searching in the bright morning sky. This can be VERY DANGEROUS because you can without any intention suddenly look directly at the rising Sun and damage your eyes!!!
Saturn and the Moon
On May 22 at evening, the planet will be 0.5 degree to the north to the Moon low over south-eastern horizon.