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May Astronomy: Say Farewell to Venus and Hello to Mercury at Dusk; at Dawn, the Giant Planets Hang Out Together

May features the departure of Venus from the western evening sky just days after its close pairing with Mercury. In the southern predawn sky, Jupiter and Saturn remain in “quasi-conjunction,” within 5 degrees all month, while brightening Mars widens its distance to the lower left of our solar system’s giant planets. Every spring, in nightly […]