The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated.
From the full disk of Jupiter, to Saturn’s iconic rings, the May evening sky is filled with things to find. As the evenings grow warmer, head outside to peer deep into the sky for a view of the Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo and the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici.
This May 8th, the giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun.
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.