May Night Sky

May Night Sky

The highlight of the month is Saturn and Jupiter straddling a line Due South just before dawn. Both are low in the sky but bright enough to be easily recognisable. Jupiter sits in the constellation missed from the traditional signs of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus; perhaps 13 signs would have been unlucky? Jupiter rises at midnight at the start of the month followed by Saturn 2 hours later. By the end of the month Jupiter will be rising at 10pm and so opportunities improve to see this gas giant before bed time…