The moon and planets are always found on or near the ecliptic - Earth's orbital plane projected onto the dome of sky. By drawing an imaginary from Venus through Jupiter, you can locate the star Regulus throughout May and June 2015.

In the Sky

First quarter moon and Regulus on May 25

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the Moon

Current Sun and Moon Data


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phases of the moon




What's Up for May 2015

Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset while the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month.

Weather Forecast

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