It’ll be worth waking before sunrise on April 25 to see the waning moon and brightest planet Venus in the early morning sky. Look east!
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A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. Here’s why.
The Lyrid shower has passed, but you might see a few meteors through about April 26. The Eta Aquarids are next!
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.
You can use bright stars in the constellation Leo to star-hop to the Coma star cluster.
The Great Cluster in the constellation Hercules – also known as M13 – is considered to be the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens.
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.
Learn to find the mass of our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, using its orbiting moons.
2014 Lyrid meteor shower between late night and dawn on April 21-22, under the light of a last quarter moon. If you’re up, watch for Venus before dawn.
The most famous winter constellation, Orion, is never in the sky at the same time as the most famous summer constellation, Scorpius.