Eclipse of the Moon
begins at 7:07 UT and ends at 8:25 UT. Mid-eclipse at 7:46 UT.
Partial phases begin at 5:58 UT and end at 9:33 UT. The Moon
will appear red-orange in color during totality (the Earth's
shadow). Visible from North and South America, and much of the
Lunar Eclipse of 2014 April 15 (NASA)
very near Saturn
(155° from Sun, morning sky) at 7h UT. Mag. +0.2. Occultation
visible from the southern Pacific and southern South America.
of Saturn (IOTA)
(morning sky) at 14h UT.
at 7:52 UT.
peaks at 17:45 UT. Active April 16-25. Radiant is between
Hercules and Lyra. Expect 10 to 20 bright, fast meteors per hour
at its peak. Moonlight interferes with viewing conditions this
Lyrids (Gary Kronk)
Shower Calendar 2014 (IMO)
(closest to Earth) at 0h UT (369,765 km; angular size 32.3').
(morning sky) at 21h UT. Mag. -4.1.
at superior conjunction
with the Sun at 3h UT. The elusive planet passes into the
(non-central) in Antarctica. Partial eclipse visible from
southern Indian Ocean and Australia between 3:53 UT and 8:14 UT.
Solar Eclipse of 2014 April 29 (NASA)
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)