May 2022

This Month’s Sky


We have a special celestial treat for May, a Total Lunar Eclipse!!
The eclipse will begin late evening on May 15 and end in the predawn hours of May 16.

Timeline for the May 15-16 eclipse:

Penumbral shadow or faint shading begins at 9:32 pm.

Deep umbral shadow begins at 10:28 pm.

Totality lasts from 11:29 pm – 12:53 am with maximum at 12:11 am.

The partial umbra phase ends at 1:55 am and penumbral leaves the Moon’s disk at 2:50 am.

The spectacular planet show continues in the predawn sky! On May 26, the crescent Moon pairs with dazzling Venus, with Jupiter and Mars to the right (Illustration 1). On May 29, Mars passes less than a degree south of brilliant Jupiter (Illustration 2). 

For our hike, we will begin around 9:30pm. Let’s grab our jacket, Starry Trail Map and binoculars. We can still enjoy a few more hikes without mosquitoes! We will start by facing west.

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Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky. 


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out

Starry Trails Checklist

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this months night sky. 

Starry Trails Audio

Take Starry Trails with you!
Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!

Starry Trails Video Archive

Plus Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

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I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.