Now that spring has arrived, star and planet gazers will also get a treat in the sky. Several stars such as Arcturus, Hydra, and Virgo will grace the evening sky during the spring and summer time. The planet Venus outshining the other planets throughout the spring and summer, except for the sun and the moon.
Also joining the sky will the planet Jupiter that will be at its closest point to earth and at it's brightest in the sky in 2018.
Venus is also known as Earth's "sister planet" due to its similar size, mass, and proximity to the sun. Throughout May, Venus, which is the second planet from the sun, will be visible to the eye throughout the daytime until about 2 1/2 hours after the sun sets.
Jupiter will be rising around 8:30 pm after the sun sets and will be visible throughout the entire night. Jupiter, which is the largest planet in the solar system, is set to make its appearance on May 8. There won't any mistaking the planet Jupiter, as it will ascend in the southwest, due to resemblance to a bright golden star.
Venus will be seen on the opposite side of Jupiter, in the northeast sky.
Mars And Saturn Will Also Appear
Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, will be visible in the late evening sky during the month of June. Saturn won't be as bright as Jupiter, however, it is still brighter than any star. Gazers will be able to see the second largest planet in the southeast sky.
Mars won't be visible until the middle of the summer, in the month of July. Mars will outshine Jupiter and all the stars in the evening sky. The second smallest planet in the solar system and potentially the only planet that can inhabit human life will be brighter than the spring's star, Arcturus.
Out of the 88 constellations that will appear, the three to look out for during the springtime are Hydra, Virgo, and Ursa Major. Another spectacle to see during the springtime will be the "Spring Triangle", which will consist of the stars: Regulus, Spica, and Arcturus.