Stargazers in 2021 can look forward to an impressive lineup of events from supermoons, lunar eclipses, meteor showers as well as a total solar eclipse. Check out the dates and times for astronomical events in the month of May.
While some events such as the full moon and the supermoon can be viewed from anywhere in the world, this year’s total solar eclipse can be seen only in Antarctica.
Plan your trip to dark sky areas for better chances of viewing meteor showers.
Use our handy Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map to increase your chances of seeing shooting stars from the Eta Aquarids.
A New Moon night is the best time to look for stars and planets in the sky. Use the Interactive Night Sky Map to find what planets are visible from your location tonight. May’s New Moon is also a Micro Moon.
This year’s Full Moon in May, also known as the Flower Moon after all the flowers that bloom around this time in the Northern Hemisphere, is a Super Moon. It may look bigger and brighter compared to other Full Moons.