First “Christmas Star” in 800 years

This December 21st, on the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will be their "closest" in 800 years.  Not since the Middle Ages has this close encounter between these two planets occurred.  The event will occur 45 minutes after sunset in the southwest and will result in a spectacular view!  Get out your cameras!!

Earth’s Perihelion

At 5:30am, the Earth will reach its perihelion—the point on its orbit that is closest to the Sun.

March (Spring) Equinox

The March equinox is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of fall in the Southern Hemisphere by astronomical definitions

Earthshine

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The Waxing and Waning Crescent Moon phases in April and May are the best time to see earthshine, where the unlit part of the Moon becomes visible. It is also known as Da Vinci glow.

Lyrid Meteor Shower

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The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak around April 22 and 23, depending on your location.

Lyrid Meteor Shower

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The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak around April 22 and 23, depending on your location.

Super Moon / Pink Moon

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April's Full Moon is traditionally known as the Pink Full Moon. This year, it's also a Super Moon, so it will look a little larger than a usual Full Moon.