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USPS Star Calendar for 27 May-2 June 20 May 2012

Posted by amedalen in June 2012, May 2012.
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27 May    Magnitude 1.3 Regulus is 3 finger-widths above the moon tonight, and Mars is 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper left. About one-third of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

28 May    Magnitude 0.5 Mars is less than 4 finger-widths above the waxing crescent moon tonight.

29 May    High in the south after sunset, Mars is 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper right, and Saturn is 3 fist-widths to the moon’s upper left.

30 May    Closer to the moon tonight, Saturn is 1½ fist-widths to its upper left, while Mars is 2½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right. Nearly two-thirds of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

31 May    In a straight line tonight, magnitude 1.2 Spica is 1 finger-width above the moon and magnitude 0.5 Saturn is 2 finger-widths beyond Spica.

1 Jun    In the southeast early this evening, Saturn and Spica are 1½ fist-widths to the moon’s upper right and Mars is another 4 fist-widths beyond. Scorpius rises far to the lower left.

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