2016: Jupiter During May


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Jupiter shines brightly from the southern skies during the early evening hours of May 2016. It appears among the stars of Leo with its bright star Regulus that shines about 13 degrees to the upper right of Jupiter.  The planet is about 25 times brighter than this star. At mid-month the moon passes through the region.  Here are the events of the three evenings.

May 13:  The First Quarter Moon appears 3.5 degrees to the lower right of the star Regulus.

May 14:  The moon appears 4 degrees to the lower right of Jupiter.

May 15.  The moon appears 9 degrees to the lower left of Jupiter.

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