Make a plan to watch the Lyrid Meteor shower in the wee hours of April 23rd. Best time to view the shower will be between 2-4am Sunday morning when the radiant (between Lyra and Hercules) is highest in the sky. Read more from NASA about the meteor shower. Graphic credit:...
Watch the Pink Moon rise tonight! Is it really pink? Nope, but typically the full Moon in April is called the Pink Moon, because of the beautiful phlox or moss pink plant that blooms early in spring. Graphic credit: SkySafari app
Spring is here! The Sun is directly over the equator, rising due east and setting due west. We’ll experience an equal amount of daylight and nighttime today. Tomorrow, the days will get progressively longer as we approach the summer solstice.
The spring equinox falls on March 20th this year. Celebrate by joining us for our Colorado Skies talk on Sunday, March 19th. We'll explore the spring constellations and let you know what celestial beauties are visible.
Watch Venus and Jupiter the next few evenings! They'll be closest on Wednesday, March 1st (less than a full moon width apart). Look to the west shortly after sunset and before they set behind the mountains. Graphic credit: SkySafari app
Look to the west at sunset to see the seriously thin waxing crescent Moon below sparkly Venus and Jupiter. The SkySafari app shows Neptune to the right of the Moon, but it’ll be tough to pick out in the midst of the glow of sunset. Graphic credit: SkySafari app