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Volume 21 -- Issue 5
Planet Watch -- May 2015
Mercury is is visible over the western horizon at sunset for the first half of the month as it moves out
from superior conjunction to its greatest elongation on the 7th. Following elongation Mercury moves west back toward the
Sun and inferior conjunction on the 30thVenus is very visible shining brightly above the western horizon at sunset. Can't miss it!
Mars is too close to the Sun this month and will be at solar conjunction by the middle of the month and will not be
visible until later in June.
Jupiter rises during the afternoon and is above the southwestern horizon at sunset.
Saturn rises at around local time for sunset and will be at opposition on the 23rd when it will then be
be rising at sunset and will be visible all night.