Monthly Start Chart

May evening skies over Hawai‘i

May 2020

May is a good month for inner planets. Mercury is 1 deg. from -4.7 mag. Venus on May 21/22 with both in the western sky during evening twilight. By the end of May Mercury will be 8 deg. above the horizon and 0.1 mag. Jupiter and Saturn appear in the dawn sky in the East rising after 2:00am. Pluto is 2.1 deg. west of Jupiter at mag. 14.7. On May 31, scan around Capella for Comet Swan, 5 deg above the horizon at 8pm.

Monthly Moon Phase Calendar

Making Your Own Star Charts


This star chart is produced using the Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts program written by Patrick Chevalley.

This free program runs on Windows and Macintosh computers. If you are interested in making your own star charts for use at home or school, you may obtain a copy of the program and its documentation from this website.

This program is very powerful and can be used to generate star charts far more detailed than the one provided here.

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