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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for May 2016:

Phenomena May

2Moon passes 2 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.9 (11 UT)
5Moon passes 2 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.9 (3 UT)
6Moon passes 3 degrees south of Venus mag -3.9 (4 UT)
6Moon is at perigee 357,830 km or 222,345 miles from Earth (4:07 UT)
6New Moon (19:30 UT)
6Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks ZHR = 55
8Moon passes 0.5 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9, occultation is visible from South Europe, Russia, China and Japan (9 UT)
9Mercury is at inferior conjunction (16 UT)
9Tranist of Mercury (approx. 11:12 UT to 18:42 UT)
9Jupiter mag -2.2 is stationary in Leo, afterwards resumes direct motion (23 UT)
11Moon passes 11 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (13 UT)
13First quarter Moon (17:03 UT)
14Moon passes 2 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (8 UT)
15Moon passes 2 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.2 (10 UT)
18Moon passes 5 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (15 UT)
18Moon is at apogee 405,931 km or 252,234 miles from Earth (21:55 UT)
19Mercury is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun (17 UT)
21Moon passes 6 degrees north of Mars mag -2.0 (20 UT)
21Full Moon (21:15 UT)
22Mars is at opposition 0.503 AU (approx. 75.3 million kms or 46.8 million miles) from Earth (11 UT)
22Moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (12 UT)
22Moon passes 3 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.1 (22 UT)
25Vesta is in conjunction with the Sun (19 UT)
29Asteroid (7) Iris mag +9.2 is at opposition in Ophiuchus
29Last quarter Moon (12:13 UT)
29Moon passes 1.4 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.9 (19 UT)
30Mars closest approach to Earth 0.5032 AU (75.279 million kilometres or 46.776 million miles) (22 UT)