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Sky Chart For The Month of May, 2019

 

ASTRONOMICAL BULLETIN FOR MAY 2019


The Moon

New Moon occurs on 5th at  h. 4-15 I.S.T.

First Quarter occurs on 12th at h. 6-42 I.S.T.

Full Moon occurs on 19th at  h. 2-41 I.S.T

Last Quarter occurs on 26th at h. 22-04 I.S.T.

 

 

The Lunar Crescent becomes first visible after the New Moon day in the evening of 6th

The Moon is at Perigee or nearest to the Earth on 14th and at Apogee or farthest from the Earth on 26th.

 

The Moon passes about 3½° south of Venus on 2nd, about 3° south of Mercury on 3rd, about 4½° south of Uranus on 4th, about 3° south of Mars on 8th, about 1½° north of Jupiter before midnight of 20th, about ½° south of Saturn in the early hours of 23rd, about 3½° south of Neptune on 27th and about 5° south of Uranus on 31st.

The Planets

Visibility of Planets:

Mercury: The planet rises about 1 hour to ½ hour before sunrise upto 6th of the month. Thereafter it becomes too close to the Sun to be visible upto 29th of the month. Thereafter it sets about ½ hour to 1 hour after sunset for the remaining days of the month. The planet is in Superior Conjunction with the Sun on 21st. The planet is at Perihelion or nearest to the Sun in its orbit on 24th.

Venus: The planet rises about 1½ hours to 1 hour before sunrise throughout the month.

Mars: The planet sets about 3 hours to 2½ hours after sunset upto third quarter of the month, about 2½ hours to 2 hours after it  for the remaining days of the month

Jupiter: The planet rises about 3 hours to 2½ hours after sunset upto first quarter of the month, about 2½ hours to 2 hours after it upto second quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 1½ hours after it upto third quarter of the month and about 1½ hours to 1 hour after it for the remaining days of the month.  

Saturn: The planet rises about 1 hour to 1½ hours before local midnight upto first quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 2 hours before it upto the second quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 2½ hours before it upto third quarter of the month and about 2½ hours to 3 hours before it for the remaining days of the month.

Uranus: The planet is too close to the Sun to be visible upto second quarter of the month. Thereafter it rises about 1 hour to 2 hours before sunrise for the remaining days of the month.

Neptune: The planet rises about 2½ hours to 2 hours after local midnight upto first quarter of the month, about 2 hours to 1½ hours after it upto second quarter of the month, about 1½ hours to 1 hour after it upto third quarter of the month and about 1 hour to ½ hour after it for the remaining days of the month.

 
Conjunction of Planets:

Mercury passes about 1½ º south of Uranus on 8th.

Venus passes about 1º south of Uranus on 18th.

Mercury passes about 6½ º north of Aldebaran (Rohini) on 26th.

 

Planets

Planets in Zodiacal Constellation

Magnitude

Mercury (Budha)

Moves from Pisces (Mina) to Aries (Mesha) on 3rd.

Moves from Aries (Mesha) to Taurus (Vrisha) on 18th.

-0.3 to -1.7

-1.7 to -1.1

Venus (Sukra)

Moves from Pisces (Mina) to Aries (Mesha) on 10th

- 3.8

Mars (Mangala)

Moves from Taurus (Vrisha) to Gemini (Mithuna) on 7th.

+1.6 to +1.7

Jupiter (Brihaspati)

Remains in Scorpion (Vrischika).

-2.4 to -2.6

Saturn (Sani)

Remains in Sagittarius (Dhanus).

+0.5 to +0.3

Uranus

Remains in Aries (Mesha).

+6.0

Neptune

Remains in Aquarius (Kumbha).

+8.0


 

Source : : Director

Positional Astronomy Centre

India Meteorological Department

Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091.