The brightness of Mars in our sky depends on where our two planets are in orbit around the sun.
The Summer Triangle consists of three bright stars in three constellations – Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, Vega in Lyra the Harp, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle.
Eta Aquarids best before dawn May 5, 6, and 7. Good for both the northern tropics and Southern Hemisphere. How to watch, history, radiant point, here.
Best time to see Saturn in 2014 is here! Instructions for finding this beautiful golden planet … here.
Check out these photos and video of the April 29 partial solar eclipse.
The next total solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. will be on August 21, 2017.
In 2014, Lyrid meteor shower peaks on Earth Day morning, April 22. Bright moon interferes, but the Lyrids are bright, too, and can withstand some moonlight.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
The Lyrid meteor shower’s peak morning is April 22, but you might see meteors before that date since we’re crossing the Lyrid meteor stream from about April 16 to 25.
Earth passed between Mars and the sun on April 8. Our two worlds are closest on April 14. On that night, Mars is near the moon at the time of a total eclipse!