Skywatch: Planets galore this week!


It’ll be easy to spot Jupiter in the evening sky this week. It’ll shine brightly in the southeastern sky at dusk.

On Sunday night a near full moon will accompany the largest planet in the solar system. Above is how the sky will look Sunday evening but look for Jupiter throughout the week.

The Full Moon officially arrives on Tuesday morning at 10:20 a.m. This month’s full moon is known as the Full Flower Moon.

As the temperatures began to warm this time of year the trees and other plants would begin blooming giving May’s Full Moon its name. This is also known as the Full Corn Planting Moon.

You can use the moon to help you spot a few other planets late in the week. On Friday and Saturday mornings the moon will hang in the southern sky before daybreak.

On Saturday morning (pictured above) Mars and Saturn will join it and hang on either side of the Waning Gibbous Moon. If you’re out early be sure to look for the trio. Happy hunting!