While it’s a better meteor shower for Southern Hemisphere observers, the Eta Aquariids might reward Northern Hemisphere early risers with its fast-moving meteors as May begins.
While in isolation, make the most of the night sky. Here’s the SkyNews centre spread star chart for May/June 2020.
It’s a busy week, with the Crescent Moon waxing to its second first Quarter Moon of April. As well, look for the Lunar X and Venus at maximum brightness.
See how time flies as we focus on the subject in this special 25th anniversary edition of SkyNews.
This SkyNews anniversary is a small step in what we hope is a continuing chronicle of Canada’s contributions to knowing the unknowable.
A Canadian satellite set monitors the flood-prone Red River, Hubble watches a so-called “exoplanet” disappear, and a new theory of Comet Borisov’s mysterious history unfolds.
A New Moon Thursday darkens the sky during the week, giving observers a chance to see the Lyrids meteor shower. On Sunday, look for a pretty Crescent Moon near Venus.
Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are this week’s night sky showpieces, set for a close encounter with the Moon. There’s another nearby traveller that was predicted to visit in our night skies, Comet 2019 Y4 (ATLAS).
A Canadian robot installed a commercial space facility, NASA picked a new mission to watch solar storms, and astronomers found galactic jets propelling gas clouds at high speed.