Here are the astronomical events occurring in the month of April: (All times are given in UTC format)
- April 4: The third of four total lunar eclipses will occur at 12:01. It is best seen in Eastern Asia, the Pacific regions, and the Americas. Don’t miss it!
- April 8: Mercury will pass 0.5 degrees of Uranus at approximately 11:00.
- April 21: The Moon will occult Aldebaran. It is best seen in Northern Asia at approximately 16:57 UTC.
- April 22: The Lyrid meteor shower will take place peaking at 24:00 (12:00 AM). It is best seen in Northern Europe.
That’s all for this month.
On April 22, 2015, at the Ontario Science Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, I will be giving a presentation about my journey as an amateur astrophotographer. If you are interested in attending, come to the Ontario Science Centre at 7:00 pm, to see the presentation. I hope to see you all there.
Have a great day, and keep looking up! You never know what you will see up there.