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.
Posts by Deborah Byrd
Seen from Earth, stars twinkle while planets shine steadily. Why?
A total eclipse moon has to happen at full moon. Outer planets are always near the full moon in their month of opposition. Mars reached opposition April 8 …
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.
Save this chart! It’s the times in Eastern Daylight Time for Tuesday morning’s total eclipse of the moon.
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!
As seen from around the world, the moon is waxing toward full. On the night of April 14-15, those in the Americas will see a total lunar eclipse.
If it’s true this distant planet has a moon, the moon would weigh less than Earth, and the planet would be more massive than Jupiter.
A total lunar eclipse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful – and easiest-to-view – of all astronomical events. There’s one coming up on the night of April 14-15.
The night sky through the high walls and narrow opening of Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona.