The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 27 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
Monthly Archives: April 2018
The Sky Tonight Update: Full Moon
The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated.
The Lyrids Meteor Shower: April 22, 23
The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak.