Astronomical events of the week


The coming week is full of rich astronomical events. An important place is owned by two relatively bright comets that can be seen at one time! Our old friend — Panstarrs comet, as the midnight — still visible in ordinary binoculars. And her green-eyed "girlfriend" — a comet Lemon — shows itself in the morning sky. It is interesting that the comet Lemon Panstarrs almost the same path, moving through the constellations of Pisces, Andromeda and Cassiopeia.

Comet Panstarrs, Western Australia. © Astronomy Education Services / Gingin Observatory | NASA

This week, just two meteor showers will peak. Eta Aquarids are projected on the constellation of Aquarius, the Lyrids, can be seen by looking at the constellation Lyra.

Moon — our nearest neighbor in space — is also noteworthy. First, in the beginning of the week being old, it has visibility morning.

© Shukaylova Zinaida |

Then, on May 10, it eclipse the sun — it will be an annular solar eclipse. And at the end of the week, having been born anew, the Moon appears in the evening sky as a thin crescent, but on the other hand.

In New Moon, May 10, an annular solar eclipse will be visible in Australia and Oceania.

In addition, in the Northern Hemisphere season begins noctilucent clouds, which can be seen in the background twilight segment in the northern part of the sky.

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