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Sun, Moon and Stars for May - Lunar Eclipse early Monday morning

Sun, Moon and Stars for May – Lunar Eclipse early Monday morning

Updated on 4/20/2022 at 12:13 PM

  • A rare celestial phenomenon awaits us in May: a total lunar eclipse.
  • From Germany, only the first part can be followed.

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The outstanding astronomical event in May is undoubtedly a complete astronomical event Lunar eclipse, which can be observed from Central Europe. The Cosmic Shadow Play takes place in the early hours of Monday, May 16th. However, from Germany Just follow the first part.

The moon sets before the middle of the eclipse. When the moon enters the Earth’s shadow at 4:28 a.m., the visible portion of the lunar eclipse begins. College starts at 5:29 a.m. The moon sets at 5:35 am in central Germany. The sun had already risen three minutes ago. The moon sets at 5:20 am in Hamburg, at 5:11 am in Berlin and at 5:36 am in Munich. The next lunar eclipse visible from Germany will occur on October 28, 2023. However, its magnitude is only 13 percent of the diameter of the lunar disk.

The exact full moon position was reached on May 16 at 6:14 am in Libra. The new moon appears on May 30 at 1:30 p.m. One day after the full moon, the moon approaches the Earth, being 360,300 km away from us. On May 5, you will be 405,290 kilometers from Earth.

The starry sky in May. The stars, meteors, and the moon present us with a wonderful spectacle.

© dpa infographic GmbH

These planets appear

Mercury It can be observed under favorable visibility conditions just above the northwest horizon in the early days of May and in the late evening twilight. The very narrow crescent moon will pass south of Mercury on May 2.

Venus Still the morning star, their rises will occur earlier and earlier. However, the sun appears earlier and earlier. On the twenty-seventh of the month there will be an encounter with the tender crescent of the waning moon – a beautiful sight in the eastern sky around four in the morning.

Mars It appears early and earlier in the second half of the night and significantly increases in brightness. The red planet crosses Aquarius, and it enters Pisces on the nineteenth. At the end of May, Mars has already risen at 4:00 in the morning.

Jupiter It is a planet in the morning sky. The giant planet moves through the constellation Pisces. Jupiter follows Jupiter, which moves through the zodiac faster. On the 29th day, the red planet overtakes the giant planet in the south. Mars is much weaker than Jupiter, which is surpassed only by Venus in its brilliance.

Saturn It becomes the planet of the second half of the night. It wanders through the constellation of Capricorn, stopping almost completely in late May. On the twenty-second, the ringed planet visits the waning crescent. Saturn rises a little after 3:30 a.m. on the first, and at 1:44 a.m. at the end of May. The annular planet becomes visible about twenty minutes after its ascent. (dpa/idi)

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