Spring meteor shower, and more top star-gazing events in April
A meeting between Mars and the Pleiades and a bright asteroid sighting will also entice sky-watchers to look up this month.
The moon will be dancing with multiple planetary partners this month, offering delights in both the morning and evening skies. And as the nights get warmer for viewers in the Northern Hemisphere, sky-watchers lingering outside will be in for a spring treat: a lovely meteor shower streaking across the constellation Lyra.
So dust off those binoculars, and mark your April calendar!
A beautiful pairing of orange-hued Mars and the Pleiades star cluster will greet viewers as soon as darkness falls on the first of the month. Both objects will dominate the western sky and will be separated by only three degrees, a gap that can be covered by your three middle fingers held at arm’s length.
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