Sunrise and Moon phases in Glasgow, May 2013

A little bit slow getting a post about stargazing this May from Glasgow and the sunrise and moon phases information up, but better late than never!

Here’s the view at midnight from Glasgow on 10th May – the night of the New Moon – but the sky changes only slowly from night to night through the month so you’ll see this (given a clear night) right through May. You can click on the image to make it bigger.

The overhead night sky at midnight from Glasgow, UK on 10 May 2013. Made using Stellarium.

The overhead night sky at midnight from Glasgow, UK on 10th May 2013. Made using Stellarium.

Due South around midnight you’ll see the second largest constellation in the northern night sky – Virgo. Dominated by the bright star, Spica it’s joined this May by the planet, Saturn. You should be able to distinguish between them – stars twinkle (scintilate) and planets are steady points of light. Saturn also has a golden colour, whist Spica is more blue-white.

Also, to the East you’ll start to see the asterism known as ‘The Summer Triangle‘ which is comprised of the bright stars Deneb, Altair and Vega.

Moon Phases

  • Last Quarter – 2nd May 2013, 12:15
  • New Moon – 10th May 2013, 01:29
  • First Quarter – 18th May 2013, 05:35
  • Full Moon – 25th May 2013, 05:25
  • Last Quarter – 31st May 2013, 19:59

Times are listed are local to Glasgow and take account of Daylight Saving Time.

Sunrise and set from Glasgow, UK

  • 2nd May 2013 – Sunrise 05:31 Sunset 20:58
  • 10th May 2013 – Sunrise 05:14 Sunset 21:14
  • 18th May 2013 – Sunrise 04:59 Sunset 21:29
  • 25th May 2013 – Sunrise 04:48 Sunset 21:40
  • 31st May 2013 – Sunrise 04:41 Sunset 21:49

Times are listed are local to Glasgow and take account of Daylight Saving Time (also known as British Summer Time or BST).

Enjoy your stargazing!

About Derek Shirlaw

I'm passionate about science communication, social media, and my home country, Scotland. In particular, I have a real interest in astronomy, digital marketing, and the great outdoors.
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