sky.Jupiter will be heading toward the sun, whileMercury is moving away from the sun during thistime. Immediately after sunset, concentrate on that part of the sky just above and to the left of where thesun has just set. Using binoculars, sweep around this part of the sky to see bright Jupiter sitting just belowand to the left of theharder-to-spot Mercury.
May (all month long):
Four of the five naked-eye planets will crowd together into what could bedescribed as a Great Celestial Summit Meeting.Mercury, Venus,
and Jupiter are containedwithin a 10-degree span on May 1, shrinking to aminimum of less than 6 degrees on May 12, thenopening back up to 10 degrees on May 20.Twice during May, three planets close to withinnearly 2 degrees of each other: Mercury-Venus-Jupiter (on May 11-12) and Mercury-Venus-Mars(May 21). And the crescent moon joins the array onMay 1 and again on May 30-31.
June 1 –
A partial eclipse of the sun:
The zone of visibility for this eclipse covers parts of northeastAsia, where the largest eclipse occurs over