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Eye on the Night Sky

Eye on the Night Sky

May 30, 2017

Nightly Events

  • Tonight:

    A fat waxing Moon appears about a third of the way up in the western skies this evening, to the right of the star Regulus, marking the front should of Leo, the Lion. The Moon slides to the left of Regulus by tomorrow evening, and will reach its First Quarter to open the month of June.

  • May 31:

    While the Moon brightens the western skies, the southeast welcomes a couple of old friends, rising near 9:30, and better placed for viewing in the late evening. On the right, and a bit higher, the red star Antares returns, while to its left, the ringed-planet Saturn gets ready for a Summer showing.

  • June 1:

    As twilight darkens late this evening between 9:30 and 10:00, there are two stars found above the western horizon, among the brighter ones in the sky. These are the Twins of Gemini, with Pollux on the left, and Castor on the right. During the rest of this month, the Twins will be slipping lower into the twilight.