May

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Aquarids Starfall

In the first dates of May we will be able to watch the Aquarids Starfall. The peak of its activity will be on May 6-7, but overall the shower is visible from about April 19 to about May 28 each year.

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Have You Seen Silver Clouds?

Rare silver clouds can be observed until the end of July. Until the end of the month, it will be possible to see silver or, as they are also called, polar clouds in the sky over Northern Europe, Canada and the northern regions of Russia.

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What are «White Nights»?

What are «White Nights»? This is the name of the twilight, which lasts all night. From an astronomical point of view, twilight is understood as a period of time when the Sun is shallow below the horizon. During the white nights, natural light remains high.

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Mercury in May 2020

Let’s assume you are going to observe Mercury from May 15 to 22. What needs to be done to determine its location? To begin with, find Venus, the largest and brightest star, and a little lower, almost above the horizon, you can find Mercury, which also differs from other stars with its intense white light.

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Jupiter and Saturn

The nights in May are almost the shortest of the year, however, one can see a lot of interesting things in the sky even in such short night hours. For example, you can even observe two planets right in the East without any telescope: these are Jupiter and Saturn.

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Supermoon

Already this week, May 7, we’ll be able to observe the last Super Moon of the year. This interesting and very beautiful natural phenomenon occurs when the distance between the Moon and the Earth is reduced to the minimum.

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May 2020: Watch The Sky

What interesting can be seen in the May sky? If you pay attention to its western part near the horizon, your attention will be definitely attracted by a bright shining star. This is the planet Venus. It is difficult to confuse it with other stars, as it is much brighter and does not flicker.

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