On the 23rd of May, the Moon reaches its full phase. The full moon is visible for most of the night, rising at dusk at 4.56pm and setting at dawn around 6.36am. See if you can spot the constellation of Scorpius that rises after the Moon. The head of the scorpion is nestled up against the Moon.

When and where to look:

Start watching low on the eastern horizon from 4.56pm, 23rd May. Scorpio will have completely risen by 6.30pm.

Something Interesting

The planets appear to move faster across the sky than stars as they are much closer to us, this means that planets change their position in the sky regularly. The Moon is much closer to us than the planets, and as such, appears to move through our sky even faster.

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There’s always something interesting happening in the night sky and country WA is the best place to catch all the action.