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May Astronomy: This Month Kicks Off a Special Time for Viewing Our Fellow Members of the Solar System

Two planets far outshine all the stars this month. May through June, Venus, at magnitude -4 in the west-northwest at dusk, attains peak altitude of its current apparition and sets a maximum of 2.6 hours after sunset. Jupiter—magnitude -2.5, its brightest of the year—passes opposition to the sun and all-night visibility on May 8. Watch […]