Planets and Constellations in May

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If you learned to spot Jupiter and Venus from this recent graphic (http://on.fb.me/1AZQoWk), now you’re ready to find these blazingly bright planets among the constellations! Throughout the month of May, Jupiter and Venus will be lined up between the constellations Gemini and Leo. Look for them in the western sky about an hour after sunset. These constellations are especially visible by the bright twin stars Castor & Pollux in Gemini, and the bright star Regulus in Leo. See if you can also spot the bright star Procyon low in the sky.

Keep your eye on Venus over the course of the month, and watch it align with the stars Castor and Pollux!

For more information about these planets and their cycles, check out our Signs & Seasons curriculum.

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