May Moon & Planet data for 2018


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during May. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

May 4 Saturn 1.7 degrees south of the Moon
May 4 Moon southern most declination (-20.6 degrees)
May 5 Pluto 1.3 degrees south of the Moon
May 6 Moon at apogee
May 6 Mars 2.7 degrees south of the Moon
May 8 Moon last quarter
May 9 Jupiter at opposition
May 10 Neptune 2.0 degrees north of the Moon
May 13 Mercury 2.2 degrees south of Uranus
May 13 Uranus 4.4 degrees north of the Moon
May 13 Mercury 2.2 degrees north of the Moon
May 15 Moon new
May 16 Aldebaran 1.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
May 17 Venus 4.8 degrees north of the Moon
May 17 Moon at perigee
May 18 Moon northern most declination (20.7 degrees)
May 22 Regulus 1.4 degrees south of the Moon
May 22 Moon first quarter
May 27 Jupiter 3.8 degrees south of the Moon
May 29 Moon full
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth