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April’s Lyrids Kick Off the 2015 Meteor Shower Season

Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Berkes.

The 2015 meteor shower season kicks off this month with the oldest known meteor shower; the Lyrids.  Peak viewing will be on the night of Wednesday the 22nd and the morning of Thursday the 23rd before sunrise.  306 more words

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The best cosmic events coming up in 2015

Mark your calendars!

Last week, we were lucky enough to experience a solar eclipse, a supermoon, and a Spring equinox, all at once. Well, when I say ‘experience’, I mean most of us got to watch it online, because the only people who could actually see it were sitting on boats off the coast of the Faroe Islands, and then the Svalbard archipelago. 643 more words

April 2015

The full Moon on 4th April is the first one after the Spring equinox. The following Sunday, i.e. 5th April, is Easter Day. Because the date of Easter depends on the phase of the Moon, it varies from year to year with 22nd March being the earliest and 25th April being the latest… 30 more words

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Meteor Shower Tonight - A Spell

This is an updated version of a blog I first wrote several years ago, on the occasion of a previous meteor shower. I wrote:

…this has given me a great idea for casting a simple magic spell to make all your dreams come true.

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Late April Meteors

April 22 marked the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrids are considered a major shower though, in reality, they are the weakest of the major showers. 250 more words

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