May 2012 Skywatching: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower and Annular Eclipse


Highlights of the month include the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks on May 6th and an annular solar eclipse that will be seen in the western United States. Venus, Saturn and Mars are part of the planetary spectacle in the night sky.

Note: Monthly Skywatching is a new feature, and will normally be published in the first few days of each month.

Video explores sky events of May 2012. Planets, constellations and galaxies are highlighted.

Eta aquarid meteor shower peaks morning of May 6, 2012.

Annular solar eclipse in southern China, Japan and Western United Stated … annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. Partial eclipse in other parts of Asia. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at

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