Sun, Moon, and Stars: May 2000

Sun, Moon & Stars
Movement of the heavenly bodies: May 2000

 

Celestial links
·  Visibility of the Planets
·  Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset times
·  Equinoxes and Solstices
·  Eclipses in 2000
·  Astronomical terms
·  Calendar 2000

 

 

May Calendar

 

 

DayPhenomenonHour
(UT)
Hour
(EST)
4NEW MOON040012 am (midnight)
5Mars is 5 degrees north of the Moon.06002 am
6The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.09005 am
8Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Jupiter and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.040012 am (midnight)
8Neptune appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.13009 am
9Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.040012 am (midnight)
10 FIRST QUARTER20004 pm
10Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun, that is, Saturn and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.20004 pm
14Ceres, the largest asteroid, appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent backward, or retrograde, motion changes back to direct motion.13009 am
18 FULL MOON08004 am
19Mars is 6 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.030011 pm (May 18)
19Mercury is 7 degrees north of Aldebaran.11007 am
19Mercury is 1 degree 1 minute north of Mars.150011 am
22The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.040012 am (midnight)
24Neptune is 1 degree 2 minutes north of the Moon.020010 pm (May 23)
25Uranus is 1 degree 5 minutes north of the Moon.06002 am
25Uranus appears to be motionless in the sky as its apparent direct motion changes to backward, or retrograde, motion.150011 am
26 LAST QUARTER12008 am
31Jupiter is 1 degree 2 minutes north of Saturn.10006 am