What to look for in the sky during May 2018 Today’s Video of the Day comes from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California and features a cheat sheet in what to look for in the sky during May 2018.
This month, NASA will launch its Mars InSight lander, which will be visible to many viewers on the West Coast, particularly in southern California.
May is also the best time of the year to see Jupiter in the night sky, particularly during mid-evening. In 2018, Mars will appear brightest from July 27 to July 30. Mars Close Approach is July 31, 2018. That is the point in Mars’ orbit when it comes closest to Earth.
· The main zodiac constellations that can be seen in the night sky this month includes Gemini and Cancer, which can be in the south-west during the early evening.
Video Credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)