22:00 BST on 10 May
Constellation: Taurus into Gemini
Blazing at magnitude -3.9, almost as bright as it can get, Venus will become visible in the west as soon as the sky starts to darken. For over three hours it will be a striking sight, drawing your eye away from everything else. During the month the planet drifts between two large star clusters in Taurus, the famous Pleiades cluster and the V-shaped Hyades cluster. Between 19 to 21 May it will then slide past the much fainter star cluster Messier 35, a very pretty sight in binoculars.