We passed between the sun and Saturn on April 28. May 2013 is a good time to see Saturn. Tips and charts that’ll let you locate the ringed planet.
Jupiter and Venus are both now visible after sunset. As the month passes, Mercury will join them. Meanwhile, Saturn is also in the evening sky.
You might still see a few Eta Aquarid meteors, and you’ll surely see random meteors or meteors in minor showers in a dark-enough sky. Next major shower: Late July and early August.
Those in the Australian outback and parts of the Pacific Ocean will be able to view an annular solar eclipse. Elsewhere … a partial eclipse.
Eta Aquarids peak before dawn May 4, 5, and 6. Good for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere. How to watch, history, radiant point, here.
The April 25-26 lunar eclipse is a partial, lasting just 27 minutes – the third-shortest partial lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
This article gives some suggestions that can help you find out the rising and setting times for the sun, moon and planets in your sky.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower is active from about April 16 to 25. In a dark sky, you might see 10 to 20 meteors per hour.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.