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  • EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2015 May 22, 2015
    With little or no moon to ruin the show, this is a great year for watching the Perseid meteor shower. It'll peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13.
    Bruce McClure
  • Give me five minutes and I’ll give you Saturn in 2015 May 21, 2015
    Best time to see Saturn in 2015 is here! Instructions for finding this beautiful golden planet ... here.
    Deborah Byrd
  • When is the next Blue Moon? May 15, 2015
    A Blue Moon can be the second of two full moons in a month. Or it can be third of four full moons in a season. Next Blue Moon is the second full moon of July, 2015.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Moon at perigee – nearest point to Earth – May 15 May 14, 2015
    The intriguing cycle of closest and farthest moons. Plus, dates for 2015's 13 perigees (closest points) and 13 apogees (farthest points).
    Bruce McClure
  • May 2015 guide to the five visible planets May 8, 2015
    Three planets are clearly visible at nightfall this month: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury is fading - whereas Mars has already disappeared - into the glare of sunset.
    Bruce McClure
  • How far is a light-year? May 8, 2015
    Light is the fastest-moving stuff in the universe. It travels at an incredible 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. So, in a year, light travels far.
    Bruce McClure

RSS Sky & Telescope > This Week’s Sky

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 22 – 30 May 22, 2015
    Daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets and stars, from Sky & Telescope magazine. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 22 – 30 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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