astronomical events The months of April are among the most interesting, as they contain a beautiful star shower: lyrids. In addition, immediately following it is another, much less well-known: pipids. And this year there is something special; Well, in some parts of the world you will have the opportunity to see hybrid solar eclipse.
These are the first astronomical events of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern, so temperatures will generally be moderate. This allows us to go out at night to watch the sky.
The sky, in which, in addition to all of the above, there will also be, as always, beautiful planetary connections. The moon will rise into the sky along with some planets, which will make it even more beautiful than usual. If all this seemed interesting to you, get the agenda to write down the dates.
We start at full moon
Like every month, the name of the full moon is borrowed from Native American legends. In this case, we will see him shortly after the start of the month, April 6th.
This month is known as pink moon, because that was the time when moss of this color began to appear near their camps. But also some coastal tribes knew him as fish moonas this marked the beginning of the time when the tarpons sailed upriver to spawn.
Curious eclipse timed to coincide with astronomical events
This year, the astronomical events of April are also accompanied by hybrid solar eclipse. That is, an eclipse in which the moon is too close to the earth to completely shield from the sun.
For this reason, in some parts of the world it is regarded as a total eclipse, and in others as annular. In other places, in addition, we will not see anything. Happy places this time will be the south Indian Oceanfrom where it will move to western Australia and southern Indonesia. Moreover, in almost all other Indonesian and Australian a partial eclipse can be seen, which can be read on a map released by NASA.
Two meteor showers, the protagonists of astronomical events
April Astronomical Queens lyrids. This is a meteor shower coming from the debris of a comet. C/1861 G1 Thatcherit might look from 16 to 25 April. However, its peak is in night from 22 to 23 April.
It’s average rain, about 20 meteors per hour during its heyday. Also, this year it takes place a couple of days after the new moon, so dark skies will be much more conducive to the show.
On the other hand, the rain pipids. In their case, they come from the remnants of a comet. 26P/Grigg-Skellerup and it is believed that its peak will be April 24. However, it should be noted that meteor showers are not observed every year. The last years it could be detected were 2018 and 2019. There are no forecasts for this year, but it’s worth looking at the sky. After all, there will still be lyrids in the sky.
moon satellites in the sky
As usual in astronomical events, the Moon will appear on certain days in conjunction with certain planets. Among the most interesting dates April 16, 21, 23 and 26when we see her together Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Mars respectively.
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