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.