Current Night Sky: May 2019

The Moon & Planets: 
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Mercury, NW
  • Mars, W
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, S
  • Neptune, SE
  • Venus, E
  • Uranus, E
  • Mercury, E

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 currently visible.


The Eta Aquariid meteors peak on May 6. The waxing crescent Moon sets before 10 pm local time, so its light will not be present to interfere with meteor viewing.

Phases of the Moon: 
New Moon May 4 6:46 pm EST
First Quarter Moon May 11 9:12 pm EDT
Full Moon May 18 5:11 pm EDT
Last Quarter Moon May 26 12:34 pm EDT

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved.