Rain of stars and Moon of Flowers: the astronomical events that May has prepared

In the month of May the Moon and the stars will be the protagonists, since they will be in charge of giving us the astronomical events, some of which may be visible in Mexico.

So if you are a astronomy lover write down the dates on your calendar and get ready to observe the night sky.

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Penumbral lunar eclipse

In this phenomenon the Moon travels to through Earth’s penumbra, or the dim outer part of its shadow. The Moon dims so slightly that it can be difficult to notice.

It will happen this May 5th, it will have a duration of 258 minutes but, it can only be seen in Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Flower Moon

So known because its appearance is linked to flowering in the fields in spring, the Flower Moon is a Full Moon that can be seen everywhere the world on Friday, May 5.

The best time to appreciate it is after 11:00 p.m. known as Meteor shower occurs thanks to Halley’s Comet that orbits around the Sun every 76 years, therefore it will be an event that you cannot miss, since it will take several years to happen.

Its maximum activity will be between the night of May 6 and the early morning of May 7 and although it may be visible in Mexico, they coincide with the Flower Moon it will make visibility difficult.

Despite the above, we still recommend looking for a high place where the lights do not interfere with your view.

Venus reaches its highest point

Venus will be at its maximum point far from the Sun on May 26, so it will be possible to see its light.

It will be before sunrise when the planet shows up, so if you want to observe the event you will have to get up very early.


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