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.
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The most famous winter constellation, Orion, is never in the sky at the same time as the most famous summer constellation, Scorpius.
The waning gibbous moon and the red supergiant star Antares won’t rise until late evening on April 17. Once they’re up, however, they’ll be out for rest of the night.
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.
Throughout April 2014, Jupiter and Mars come out first thing after sunset, and Venus is seen in the east before sunrise. But tonight – on the night of April 16-17, 2014 – the moon is your guide to the ringed planet Saturn.
Every year in mid-April, clock time and sun time agree. When the midday sun climbs highest, the sundial reads 12 noon and your local clock says 12 noon.
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – begins on the night of April 14-15. People are calling it a Blood Moon eclipse. Here’s why.
The eclipse of April 14-15, 2014 is the first in a series of four eclipses – a tetrad – all of which will be visible from North America. Many will call it a Blood Moon.
Mars near moon tonight. Mars precisely closest to Earth tomorrow. Mars near moon during tomorrow night’s total lunar eclipse. These are awesome nights to watch the sky!
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!