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Where are the Brightest Planets in May's Night Sky? Look Up to See Jupiter in May!



The color scheme of the piece of art I made today had quite a Jupiter vibe. I looked out the window tonight and saw a bright light in the sky directly in front of me. I adjusted my glasses for a sharper view, and I thought I could see a ring... it was Jupiter.

You can look up to the southern sky at night to see Jupiter in May. Yes, Jupiter does have a faint disc/ring and it will be it's brightest and largest for the year around the 9th of May. That's explained in the first article below.

Check it out if you've got a telescope for your viewing enjoyment.

Read these fantastic articles on the brightest planets in the night sky and your May Skywatching Guide...

The Brightest Planets in May's Night Sky: How to See them (and When) Space.com

May Guide to the Bright Planets

Maps of the night sky in May, 2018 - for those that likes all the details. 

*Check out the Online Planetarium for a perspective of the sky in real time.

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