What’s Up April 2023

A monthly look at astronomical events in the sky and on Earth 

Compiled by Steve Sawyer

Hi welcome to Aprils what’s up. We have plenty to look at this month :- Meteors, conjunctions and the spring constellations.

So what’s on this month?

The Lyrid meteor shower returns and peaks around the April 22nd. This meteor shower is caused by debris from Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher burning up in Earth’s atmosphere. The best viewing will be in the early morning hours, and the lack of moonlight will make for excellent viewing conditions.

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