- PINK MOON / FULL MOON
The word 'Pink Moon' comes from the herb pink moss or Phlox Subulata - a wildflower which blooms during the early springtime. These flowers usually grow in the North American region. Thus, the name Pink Moon associates with Springtime
- MERCURY GREATEST ELONGATION
Mercury will show up in the evening sky and has reached its greatest elongation. Mercury is near dazzling Venus in the evening sky. Mercury will be 19.5deg above SUN
- LYRID METEOR SHOWER PEAK
Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through debris left behind from comets and asteroids, which is why they occur at around the same time each year. The Lyrids originate from the comet Thatcher, which orbits the sun about every 415 years.
- ETA AQUARIDS
This year’s Eta Aquarids will peak the night of May 5 to May 6. Unfortunately, the full moon will appear on May 5, 2023. These meteors come from the comet Halley, which completes an orbit around the sun about once every 76 years.
- SUPER BLUE MOON
Those looking at the sky on the night of August 31 may notice that the full moon appears slightly larger and brighter than usual. That’s because the moon will be the closest in its elliptical orbit to Earth, making it a supermoon