MAY STAR CHART, 2018
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The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'PLANETARIUM GOLD' software.

MAY, 2018 (Under construction)

 

MAY EVENTS SUMMARY (Using Coelix Software).

 

 

The phenomena of the month : May 2018
Times are given in standard time for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 30" N, zone 0 UT).

 

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

2018 05 02 00:15 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 03 02:12 Opposition of the asteroid 39 Laetitia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 3.004 AU; magn. = 10.3)
2018 05 04 09:48 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2018 05 04 21:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 04 23:15 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 05 06 00:35 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 404457 km)
2018 05 06 03:29 Meteor shower : Eta Aquarids (50 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 38.0 days)
2018 05 07 14:46 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 05 07 17:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 08 02:09 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2018 05 08 02:33 Beginning of occultation of 32-iota Cap (magn. = 4.28)
2018 05 08 02:53 End of occultation of 32-iota Cap (magn. = 4.28)
2018 05 08 11:45 Opposition of the asteroid 15 Eunomia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 3.110 AU; magn. = 9.8)
2018 05 08 17:42 Meteor shower : Eta Lyrids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 11.0 days)
2018 05 09 00:40 OPPOSITION of Jupiter with the Sun
2018 05 10 07:50 Opposition of the asteroid 16 Psyche with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 3.245 AU; magn. = 10.4)
2018 05 10 08:02 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 05 10 14:22 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 05 10 14:42 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 13 11:31 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 13 11:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.2°)
2018 05 14 18:59 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 05 15 04:13 Close encounter between Saturn and M 22 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.6°)
2018 05 15 11:48 NEW MOON
2018 05 15 16:49 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 05 15 23:00 Venus at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.71842 AU)
2018 05 16 08:20 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 17 08:22 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2018 05 17 21:06 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 363776 km)
2018 05 19 03:34 Comet 66P du Toit at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 1.290 AU; magn. = 12.8)
2018 05 19 05:09 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 19 07:23 Opposition of the asteroid 13 Egeria with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.652 AU; magn. = 10.2)
2018 05 20 17:59 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 05 21 01:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 05 21 09:59 Close encounter between Venus and M 35 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.7°)
2018 05 21 23:13 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 05 22 01:58 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 22 03:49 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2018 05 24 22:47 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 26 10:24 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 05 27 19:35 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 29 01:33 Beginning of occultation of 49 Lib (magn. = 5.47)
2018 05 29 02:04 End of occultation of 49 Lib (magn. = 5.47)
2018 05 29 03:27 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 05 29 14:20 FULL MOON
2018 05 30 06:56 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2018 05 30 16:24 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 05 30 21:36 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 05 31 19:11 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in MAY 2018 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT