April 13, 2021 | by: Amanda Misner

A Few Reasons To Look At The Night Sky This Week!

There’s lots to look forward to the rest of the month as we look to the night skies!

Tonight (Apr 13th); if you look to the west, you’ll see Mars between the stars that mark the horn tips of Taurus; the bull.
Picture here.

Starting Friday (Apr 16th); you’ll be able to watch for the Lyrid Meteor Shower. It’s active from Apr 16-25 with its peak Apr 22nd & 23rd. A little about the Lyrid meteor shower…it’s one of the oldest known meteor showers, dating back to over 2000 years ago! Lyrid meteors tend to be bright and often leave trails. About 10-20 meteors are usually visible per hour, at its peak. The best time to see them is just before dawn, OR as soon as the sky is dark enough any clear night between the 16th & 25th.  A great event for the whole family.

For info on 2 more events that will happen before the end of the month, and for more details on the ones mentioned above; check out this article from Farmer’s Almanac.

Sources:
farmersalmanac.com
timeanddate.com

~Amanda