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MAY 2018MAY 2018

Calendar of eventsCalendar of events

33 Venus Venus passes passes 7° 7° north ofnorth of
Aldebaran, 17h UTAldebaran, 17h UT

44 The Moon The Moon passes passes 1.7° 1.7° north ofnorth of
Saturn, 20h UTSaturn, 20h UT

66 The The Moon Moon is is at at apogeeapogee
(404,457 kilometers from Earth),(404,457 kilometers from Earth),
0h35m UT0h35m UT

The The Moon Moon passes passes 3° 3° north north ofof
Mars, 7h UTMars, 7h UT

Eta Eta Aquariid Aquariid meteor meteor showershower
peakspeaks

88 Last Last Quarter Quarter Moon Moon occurs occurs atat
2h09m UT2h09m UT

Asteroid Asteroid Vesta Vesta is is stationarstationary,y,
10h UT10h UT

99 Jupiter is Jupiter is at at opposition, 1h opposition, 1h UTUT

1010 The Moon passes The Moon passes 2° south of2° south of
Neptune, 9h UTNeptune, 9h UT

1212 Mercury passes 2° Mercury passes 2° south ofsouth of
Uranus, 21h UTUranus, 21h UT

1313 The Moon passes The Moon passes 5° south of5° south of
Uranus, 15h UTUranus, 15h UT

The The Moon Moon passes passes 2° 2° south south ofof
Mercury, 17h UTMercury, 17h UT

1515 New Moon occurs at 1New Moon occurs at 11h48m UT1h48m UT

1616 The Moon paThe Moon passes 1sses 1.2° north of.2° north of
Aldebaran, 13h UTAldebaran, 13h UT

1717 The Moon passes The Moon passes 5° south of5° south of
Venus, 18h UTVenus, 18h UT

The The Moon Moon is is at at perigeeperigee
(363,776 kilometers from Earth),(363,776 kilometers from Earth),
21h05m UT21h05m UT

2222 First Quarter First Quarter Moon occurs Moon occurs atat
3h49m UT3h49m UT

2727 The Moon paThe Moon passes 4° sses 4° north ofnorth of
Jupiter, 18h UTJupiter, 18h UT

2929 Full Moon occurs at Full Moon occurs at 14h20m UT14h20m UT

STAR COLORS:STAR COLORS:

Stars’ true colorsStars’ true colors
depend on surfacedepend on surface

temperature. Hottemperature. Hot
stars glow blue; slight-stars glow blue; slight-

ly cooler ones, white;ly cooler ones, white;
intermediate stars (likeintermediate stars (like

the Sun), yellow; followedthe Sun), yellow; followed
by orange and, ultiby orange and, ultimately, red.mately, red.

Fainter stars can’t excite our eyes’Fainter stars can’t excite our eyes’
color receptors, and so appear whitecolor receptors, and so appear white

without optical aid.without optical aid.

Illustrations byIllustrations by Astronom Astronomy y : Roen Kelly: Roen Kelly

HOW TO USE THIS MAP:HOW TO USE THIS MAP: This map portraysThis map portrays
the sky as seen near 30° south latitude.the sky as seen near 30° south latitude.

Located inside the border are the fourLocated inside the border are the four
directions: north, south, east, anddirections: north, south, east, and

west. To find stars, hold the mapwest. To find stars, hold the map
overhead and orient it so aoverhead and orient it so a
direction label matches thedirection label matches the

direction you’re facing.direction you’re facing.
The stars above theThe stars above the
map’s horizon nowmap’s horizon now

match what’smatch what’s
in the sky.in the sky.

BEGINNERS: WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT HOW TO READ A STAR CHART ATBEGINNERS: WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT HOW TO READ A STAR CHART ATwww.Astronomy.com/starchart.www.Astronomy.com/starchart.

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