From meteor showers to planets and constellations, there's plenty to see in the sky from Norfolk this month.

The moon

The new moon will rise on May 8, the first quarter on May 15, the full moon on May 23 and the third quarter on May 30.

The full moon this month is named the Flower Moon, after the spring flowers that tend to bloom around the world in May.

It will be the 5th full moon of the calendar year. 

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The stars and planets

Multiple stars and planets will be visible in the morning skies from Norfolk this month.

On May 12, you will be able to spot the Pollux star - the brightest star in the constellation Gemini. 

Pollux is a giant star shining with a yellowish-orange hue that will be visible next to the crescent moon. 

Venus, Mars and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye throughout the month, with Mars having higher visibility towards the end of May.

The planets can be viewed in the early hours of the morning - just before dawn. 

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There will also be a huge meteor shower this month.

As the Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks between May 5 and 6 there will be up to 50 meteors per hour. 

The best time to see them will be in the early hours of the morning, just before dawn, looking East. 

There will also be multiple opportunities to catch a glimpse of the international space station this month with it visible every night from May 1 to May 12.

It will appear between 9.44pm and 4.20am and on some nights it will be visible for up to 7 minutes.