MAY, 2020 SKYNOTES

MAY STAR CHART, 2020
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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 2020

All times are in UT (GMT) 

SUMMARY

The phenomena of the month : MAY, 2020

Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 0" W, 54° 16' 3" N, zone 0 = UT).

Date        Hour    Description of the phenomenon

yyyy mm dd  hh:mm

2020 05 01  10:57   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

2020 05 02  04:10   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 03  18:45   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 03  21:26   Beginning of occultation of 3-nu Vir (magn. = 4.04)

2020 05 03  22:10   End of occultation of 3-nu Vir (magn. = 4.04)

2020 05 04  21:41   SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 0.1°)

2020 05 05  00:59   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 05  14:56   Meteor shower : Eta Aquarids (50 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 38.0 days)

2020 05 05  22:49   Close encounter between the Moon and Spica (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 6.0°)

2020 05 05  23:16   Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 1.615 AU; magn. = 8.2)

2020 05 06  03:03   Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 359654 km)

2020 05 07  10:45   FULL MOON

2020 05 07  21:48   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 08  05:10   Meteor shower : Eta Lyrids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 11.0 days)

2020 05 08  15:11   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

2020 05 08  23:59   Close encounter between the Moon and Antares (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.4°)

2020 05 09  03:32   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 10  04:00   Mercury at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.30750 AU)

2020 05 10  09:14   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

2020 05 10  18:37   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 11  00:34   Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae

2020 05 11  22:24   Opposition of the asteroid 349 Dembowska with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 3.140 AU; magn. = 10.2)

2020 05 13  15:26   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 14  12:20   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 14  14:03   LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

2020 05 15  03:44   Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.5°)

2020 05 15  19:25   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

2020 05 16  12:15   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 18  07:45   Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405583 km)

2020 05 19  09:04   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 19  21:07   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 20  12:51   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

2020 05 22  05:53   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 22  09:42   Close encounter between Mercury and Venus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.9°)

2020 05 22  17:39   NEW MOON

2020 05 22  23:38   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

2020 05 23  04:47   Opposition of the asteroid 42 Isis with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.232 AU; magn. = 10.0)

2020 05 23  23:07   Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae

2020 05 25  02:42   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 25  05:54   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 27  20:38   Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.0°)

2020 05 27  23:31   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

2020 05 30  03:30   FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON

2020 05 30  03:52   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

2020 05 30  11:59   Close encounter between Mercury and M 35 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.2°)

2020 05 30  14:41   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

2020 05 30  16:28   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

2020 05 30  20:20   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei) 

Calculations courtesy of: CoelixApex software.

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in MAY, 2020 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT