** What’s Up: April 2023 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL
Mercury reaches its highest in the evening sky for the year for Northern Hemisphere observers. The Moon makes its monthly rounds to pair up beautifully with several planets. And viewing conditions may be ideal for the annual Lyrid meteor shower, thanks to no interference from the Moon.
1:11 Moon & planet highlights
2:43 Lyrid meteor shower
4:08 April Moon phases
Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatch….
Clear April nights are filled with starry creatures. Near the Big Dipper, you will find several interesting binary stars. You can also spot galaxies like the Pinwheel Galaxy, M82, and M96—the last of which is an asymmetric galaxy that may have been gravitationally disrupted by encounters with its neighbors. Keep watching for space-based views of these celestial objects.
… “Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at .
** What to see in the night sky: April 2023 – BBC Sky at Night Magazine
What’s in the night sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through April’s night-sky highlights, including Mercury’s favourable position in the evening sky, a wonderful encounter between Venus and the Pleiades, Mars in Gemini and the Lyrid meteor shower.
** Sky & Telescope’s Sky Tour Podcast – April 2023 – Sky & Telescope Youtube
Our monthly Sky Tour #astronomy #podcast provides an informative and entertaining 10-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Listen to the April episode and follow the #Moon around the sky; spot #Venus and #Mercury soon after #sunset; track down a hunter, a lion, a bear, a snake, and a crow; and watch for the #Lyrids, a modest meteor shower toward month’s end.
- Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast: Upcoming Celestial Events – Sky & Telescope
- Observing | Stargazing Guides, Astronomy Podcasts & More – Sky & Telescope
** What’s in the Night Sky April 2023 – Hybrid Solar Eclipse | Lyrid Meteor Shower – Alyn Wallace
00:24 Pink Paschal Moon
01:14 Milky Way
02:26 Mercury Elongation
03:33 Venus and Pleiades
04:40 Hybrid Solar Eclipse
05:45 Lyrid Meteor Shower
07:14 WITNS Winners
** Night Sky Notebook April 2023 – Peter Detterline
Find out what’s happening in the sky when you look up in April 2023.
** See also:
- April Night Sky Guide (April 2023) | Farmers’ Almanac
- What to See in the Night Sky for April 2023 | Treehugger.com
- 9 Must-See Astronomy Events in the April Night Sky (2023) | SpaceTourismGuide.com
- April 22, 2023 night sky snapshot | The Planetary Society
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