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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for May 2017:

Phenomena May

DayEvent
1Moon passes 10 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (20 UT)
2Mercury mag +2.3 is stationary in Pisces afterwards resumes direct motion (14 UT)
3First quarter Moon (2:47 UT)
4Moon passes 0.5 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4, occultation is visible from Australia, New Zealand (10:15 UT)
6Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks ZHR = 55
6Mercury is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun (14 UT)
7Mars mag. +1.6 passes 6 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9 (8 UT)
7Moon passes 2 degrees north of Jupiter mag -2.4 (21 UT)
7Mercury mag +1.4 passes 2 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.9 (23 UT)
8Moon passes 6 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (13 UT)
10Full Moon (21:43 UT)
12Moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (10 UT)
12Moon is at apogee 406,210 km or 252,407 miles from Earth (19:38 UT)
13Moon passes 3 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.2 (23 UT)
17Mercury mag +0.4 is at greatest elongation west 25.8 degrees (23 UT)
19Last quarter Moon (0:33 UT)
20Moon passes 0.5 degrees south of Neptune mag +7.9, occultation is visible from the South Atlantic (5:31 UT)
22Moon passes 2 degrees south of Venus mag -4.5 (13 UT)
23Moon passes 4 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.9 (5 UT)
24Moon passes 2 degrees south of Mercury mag +0.1 (1 UT)
25New Moon (19:45 UT)
26Moon is at perigee 357,209 km or 221,959 miles from Earth (1:14 UT)
27Moon passes 5 degrees south of Mars mag +1.7 (2 UT)
31Moon passes 0.3 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4, occultation is visible from central Africa, Madagascar (16:33 UT)