NASA says Skywatching in May is amazing

Want to view bright objects in our solar system and beyond? Read on.

Viewing of our mesmerizing solar system could be done during sunrise and sunset.

According to NASA, every day in May, an hour before sunrise, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon should be visible to the South.

As the sun sets, brilliant colors reflected in the clouds take on the red and orange hues of the setting sun, reflecting the colors back to the ground.

This causes the blue light that is seen during the daytime to be scattered away from our eyes, allowing more orange and red light to pass through. This causes the blue light that is seen during the daytime to be scattered away from our eyes, allowing more orange and red light to pass through

While an hour after sunset during May, the planet Venus and some distant stars should be visible too to the West.

“Many of us are staying home these days, and it’s normal to feel kind of cooped up, yearning for wide open spaces and more distant horizons,”

– NASA

“If you find yourself feeling like that, this might be a good time to remember that we’re in space, cruising through the solar system on our pale blue dot, with a vast, three-dimensional universe all around us,”

Even when you are from cities or the urban areas with terrible light pollution, bright planets like Venus and Jupiter, along with the stars Sirius (bluish) and Betelgeuse (reddish), are conspicuous.

“So when you’re looking westward in May’s early evening sky, think about how you’re looking outward through the disk of our galaxy, toward its outer edges, thousands of light years away,”

– NASA


Sarah Ladeza
Sarah Ladeza
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