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USPS Star Calendar for 2 to 8 May 25 April 2010

Posted by amedalen in May 2010.
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2 May
Low in the south before dawn, the moon is to the upper right of the Teapot constellation, Sagittarius.

3 May
This morning, the moon is just above the handle of the Teapot, and the bright star 3 fist-widths to its upper left is magnitude 0.9 Altair.

5 May
Altair is 3 fist-widths directly above the moon at dawn. On this day in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space during a 15-minute suborbital flight.

6 May
The moon is at apogee, 63.38 earth-radii away. Last-quarter moon at 0415 UT.

7 May
Jupiter is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s lower left low in the southwest just before dawn.

8 May
The moon is now only 1 fist-width from Jupiter.

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