NASA expert talks about upcoming space events

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – There is hardly ever at any time a lull in things to see in the evening sky. From the Global Place Station, to the most up-to-date meteor showers, to planets that glance like stars. Tony Rice, Ambassador at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stopped by [email protected] to go over quite a few situations going on in the night time sky in the coming weeks. In this article are a few factors to look out for.

Four planets are visible in the early morning sky through the end of April.
Four planets are visible in the early early morning sky through the finish of April.(WDBJ7)

4 PLANETS Noticeable

For all those early-risers, there’s a distinctive take care of to see 45 minutes ahead of dawn by the close of April. Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn will be seen just before dawn in the southeastern sky. No binoculars desired, although, Mars will be pretty faint. All will be reduced on the horizon, so looking at them from really deep valley areas will require remaining individual right until they are far adequate earlier mentioned the horizon just just before sunrise.

DATES TIME Obvious High quality
By means of the stop of April Approx: 5:00 AM until eventually Sunrise Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn Quick for all observers. Relies upon on cloud disorders.

Full LUNAR ECLIPSE – May 15-16

In May, we’re handled to one more Complete Lunar Eclipse. This is when the moon solely enters the Earth’s shadow, and depending on what is in the ambiance at the time, the moon can have an orange tint. A whole lunar eclipse is fully risk-free to perspective and it’s not really late at evening either, coming into totality just immediately after midnight on May well 16th.

Here’s a look at the periods down below. Once more, this really should be a fantastic viewing as prolonged as the climate cooperates.

The moon will enter the Earth's shadow in the total lunar eclipse Sunday evening, May 15th.
The moon will enter the Earth’s shadow in the overall lunar eclipse Sunday evening, May well 15th.(WDBJ7)

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