Meteor showers, pink supermoons, and zodiacal glows, oh my! A slew of astronomy events promise to dazzle people across the country this month, so be sure to mark your calendar and keep a pair of binoculars handy.
If you're searching for the best time to head outside or wondering how to catch these stunning phenomena in the sky, don't sweat itwe've got you covered. Sure it might require waking up at a few unusual times, but it'll surely be worth your while. First up: the zodiacal glow!
Thanks to a cloud of dust particles orbiting the sun, we can catch a glimpse of sunlight being reflected toward earth, which results in this experience, according to NASA. Those in search of the zodiacal glow should try to find a column of light extending from the horizon. Though it's still being researched, the zodiacal glow is said to be a result of mars!
Have a look at the Palatinate Forest near Bad Derkheim in Germany in March 2021. You'll be able to catch that faint column of light toward the left of the photograph. That's the zodiacal glow! At times, it can look like a pyramid.
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Those in the northern hemisphere are expected to see the zodiacal glow from now until April 13.
The best time is after twilight. It is likely to appear in the west after sunset, according to EarthSky.
On average, these cool moons often appear roughly 15% brighter and 7% bigger, according to Farmer's Almanac.
Much like Chrissy Teigen's new hairdo, the moon sports a ros-colored tint. However, sometimes it could come across as golden or white-colored, according to Farmer's Almanac.
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The first pink supermoon of 2021 is happening on April 26! If you miss it, don't worry: It'll return a month later, on May 26. Talk about good timing!
The best time to see this spectacular event is at night. (Farmer's Almanac suggests after sunset.) The moon will reach peak illumination at 11:33pm EDTa bit late for the kiddos, but hopefully not for you! Space.com suggests arriving early, as it predicts the peak illumination will be two minutes earlier at 11:31pm.
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Following a months-long meteor drought, these space rocks will enter Earth's atmosphere as glowing hot air, according to NASA.
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These are shooting stars! You have to be on your toes to catch 'em! These were captured in Germany in April 2020.
We're expected to see them all over the world! Catch them from April 19 to the morning of April 23, according to EarthSky.
Take a look between moonset and dawn!
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