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The brightest planets in the May night sky and how to see them

As was the case in April, four of the five brightest planets are visible only in the morning sky. Venus Y Jupiter, emerging from a close conjunction with each other on the last day of April, now begin to separate in May. Still spectacularly close to each other at the beginning of the month, these two stunning ones will be almost 30 degrees apart by the end of the month.

Jupiter will rise higher each morning, becoming much fainter Mars for the 29 Meanwhile, Mars provides the opportunity to make a sighting (with good binoculars and telescopes) of the most distant planet: Neptune — on the 18th, with Mars passing just south of this bluish gas giant. Saturn it is also a morning object, positioned far to the west of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars.