Early risers on the 17th of May will be treated to a special sight! The Moon, Jupiter and Mercury will be in a straight line, pointing towards the rising Sun! If you’ve never seen Mercury before, now is the perfect chance!

When to look: 6am, 17th of May

Which direction to look: Low to the east

 Something Interesting

 The planets move faster across the sky that 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, moves through out 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!