The bright May moon will hamper viewing of a meteor shower May 5 to May 7 this year.

The meteor shower is a small one with about ten meteors per hour, but the moon will be the overpowering light in the sky those nights. Weather forecasters are predicting clouds, too.

KLYQ has a link to great backyard astronomy page, maintained by the folks running the Hubble Space telescope. The presentation this month features the visible planets in the sky, which early in the month include Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. A pair of binoculars can show you more than you'd think.