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USPS Star Calendar for 15-21 May 8 May 2011

Posted by amedalen in May 2011.
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15 May    The moon is at perigee, 56.78 Earth-radii away.

17 May    Rising less than an hour after sunset, the moon is 2 finger-widths above Antares. Full Flower Moon at 1109 UT

18 May    Low in the southeast at dawn, the moon is 1 finger-width above Antares.

20 May    The moon is just above Sagittarius, the Teapot constellation, this morning. Ninety percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

21 May    The waning gibbous moon rises 4 hours after sunset. More than 75 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

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