skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for May 23rd through the 30th.

The full moon for the month of May is on Monday the 23rd. This full moon is called the Milk Moon or the Planting Moon. The moon will be at third quarter on Monday the 30th.

Saturn is in the western sky at sunset and sets around midnight this week. Venus is low in the west north-west at sunset and will disappear below the horizon by about 9:30 p.m. Jupiter is the bright object in the southern skies. Mars rises at 2:45 a.m. at mid-week.

Scorpius, the Scorpion, is one of the most easily recognizable constellations and one whose shape closely resembles the object that it is named for. This week Scorpius is above the horizon in the southeast by 11:00 p.m.

For more skywatching tips for the week, check out stardate.org

Public viewing has finished for the spring semester. Summer viewing will resume in June. Please call back for starting dates, times and location information.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report and have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.