Astronomy Sky Diary 2017

Welcome to our monthly Sky Review. Here you will find some of the main Astronomical Events for the month ahead.

May 2017

22nd-31st May- Comet 2015 V2 (Johnson) is currently at about magnitude 7.1 and with the Moon out of the way you should be able to see it with binoculars or a small telescope. To get an up-to-date position of the comet go to:

27th May - ~23:20 BST:  At approximately 23:20 UT, Ganymede's shadow will begin cross Jupiter's disk and this will last till approximately 00:10 UT on the 28th May.  

29th-31st May - The thin crescent Moon passes the Beehive Cluster in the constellation of Cancer.

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