- on the morning of May 5 the Eta Aquarids (the more South you are the better),
- on May 10 a daylight occultation of Mars by the Moon (e.g. in Germany), and
- on May 26 (UTC) the landing of Phoenix on Mars in its arctic region.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Some action in May: Moon vs. Mars & Phoenix vs. Mars
The current highlight in Earth's skies is the evening apparition of Mercury, of course, with the planet currently close to the Plejades low in the Western sky as shown in images from May 1+2 and May 2; on May 6 the young Moon will be near. Other space spectaculars include