6 Storm Team Starwatch: Several stars visible this week in the night sky


Welcome to the 84th edition of 6 Storm Team Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted every week that will list events happening in the sky!

Tuesday, May 18th – Thursday, May 20th 2021

The next several nights the Moon will be visible near the bright star Regulus in the constellation Leo (Sky & Telescope). Once the sky is fully dark look below the Moon in order to see part of the constellation Hydra, The Sea Serpent (Sky & Telescope). The image below shows what to look for in the sky.

Wednesday, May 19th 2021

The First Quarter Moon occurs at 3:13 P.M. EDT (Sky & Telescope). Remember, a First Quarter Moon looks like a half moon.

Friday, May 21st – Saturday, May 22nd 2021

The star Vega will be visible in the ENE after dark (Sky & Telescope). It will be the brightest star in the ENE and is part of the constellation Lyra (Sky & Telescope).

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