Sky Highlights - May 2015

Meteor Shower
Eta Aquariids meteor shower peaks on May 6, 2015

Bright Nova
Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 - binoculars

Bright Comets
Comet MASTER (C/2015 G2)
Fornax, 7th magnitude.
Northern Hemisphere - Not visible.
Southern Hemisphere - Visible with binoculars and small telescopes, high in morning sky.

Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2)
Cassiopeia, 8th magnitude.
Northern Hemisphere - Visible with binoculars and small telescopes, high in sky early evening.
Southern Hemisphere - Not visible.

The Planets
This Month's Guide
Northern Hemisphere
Early evening
West:- Venus (mag. -4.2), Mercury (mag. 0.0 first half of month)
South:- Jupiter (mag. -2.0)
East:- Saturn (mag. +0.1)
West:- Venus
Southwest:- Jupiter
Southeast:- Saturn
West:- Jupiter
South:- Saturn
Southwest:- Saturn
East:- Neptune (mag. +7.9)
East:- Uranus (mag. +5.9 - end of month)

Southern Hemisphere
Early evening
Northwest:- Venus
North:- Jupiter
East:- Saturn
Northwest:- Jupiter
Northeast:- Saturn
West:- Jupiter
North:- Saturn
East:- Neptune
Early Morning
Northwest:- Saturn
North:- Neptune
East:- Uranus

Deep Sky
Naked Eye:-
Messier 44 - M44 - The Praesepe (Open Cluster)
Binoculars/small scopes:-
Messier 67 - M67 - Open Cluster

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