This month there is plenty to spot in the night skies over the UK, if it’s a clear night.
Jupiter will be visible bright in the sky on a clear night, as it is the largest planet in the solar system.
The planet will be visible in the constellation of Virgo and if you use binoculars to spot it then you may be able to make out its large moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.
The best time spotting it will be through the night away from any light pollution, all night.
— BrendanG (@BGO31OCR) May 8, 2017
Another planetary treat this month is that Saturn will be on show in our night skies.
Throughout the month Saturn approaches its closet point to earth which means its bigger and brighter in the night sky, so it’s a great month for spotting the planet.
It again will be visible all night and can be viewed with the naked eye.
Binoculars don’t reveal Saturn’s gorgeous rings, by the way, although binoculars will enhance Saturn’s colour.
International Space Station
The ISS isn’t visible this month as most of its passes will be during the day or it will be orbiting another part of earth.
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