Last Updated on May 4, 2022 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:

What are some skywatching highlights in May 2022?

May provides some great planet spotting, including a close conjunction of Jupiter and Mars. At mid-month, a total eclipse of the Moon should delight skywatchers across the Americas, Europe, and Africa. And all month long, the Coma star cluster (aka, the Coma Berenices star cluster, or Melotte 111) is a great target for binoculars in the evening.

This 3:54 video also includes the phases of the Moon for May.

Credits: NASA, JPL, Preston Dyches from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory