NASA has returned with its monthly update on the viewable treats in the night sky during May 2021. Moon, Saturn, Jupiter triangle First up, early on Tuesday, May 4, you'll be able to spot a large triangle formation comprising the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter. With clear skies and a body clock that keeps you awake in the small hours, you'll be able to spot the formation in the east-southeast, with Saturn rising first at 2:17 a.m. ET. The moon and Jupiter will appear to the lower left of Saturn at around the same time, at 3:01 and 3:02 a.m., respectively, with Jupiter about 10 degrees further to the left of the moon. Rocky inner planets The middle of the month will present a chance to see all four of the rocky inner planets of our solar system at once — and yes, Earth is one of them. To see the other three — Mercury, Venus, and Mars — you'll need to have an unobstructed view toward the western horizon on or around May 14. Look to the west about 30 minutes after sunset for the best opportunity to see Mercury, Venus, and Mars. As Venus will appear low down in… Read full this story
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