April 2019: Critters on the March
The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for April 2019 takes you on a guided tour of the predawn sky after which helps you discover a Hunter, a Lion, and a Bear within the night sky. This episode is sponsored by Celestron, producer of high-quality telescopes and an business chief in growing thrilling optical merchandise with revolutionary
The Sky Tour astronomy podcast for April 2019 takes you on a guided tour of the predawn sky after which helps you discover a Hunter, a Lion, and a Bear within the night sky.
This episode is sponsored by Celestron, producer of high-quality telescopes and an business chief in growing thrilling optical merchandise with revolutionary applied sciences.
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Look excessive up throughout April evenings for Leo, the Lion. The Moon makes an look close to mid-month.
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This month’s Sky Tour offers the dates of key Moon phases; takes a peek on the predawn sky, tracks down a hunter, a lion, and a bear after sundown; and allows you to know while you’ll have the possibility to see a modest meteor bathe.
It could be spring, however most of winter’s brilliant stars are nonetheless hanging round. Within the west, Orion is getting fairly low. Discover the distinctive horizontal row of three stars that type the belt of Orion, the Hunter. Above the belt is reddish star Betelgeuse and under it’s the icy white star Rigel.
Excessive up and nearly overhead round 9 o’clock is the distinctive constellation Leo, the Lion. He’s going through to the precise, along with his head and mane forming a giant backward query mark that’s a bit of greater than your clenched fist. On the backside of that sample is Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, that means “little king”.
To search out the Large Dipper, look excessive within the north. It is positioned with its bowl at higher left and its deal with curving towards decrease proper. The Large Dipper isn’t a real constellation. It’s what astronomers name an asterism, an apparent group of stars. However the Large Dipper is a part of a constellation, Ursa Main, Latin for the Large Bear. And the Little Dipper is in Ursa Minor, which implies — you guessed it — the Little Bear.
To search out out the place and when to identify all these sky sights and lots of extra, together with an April meteor bathe, play or obtain this month’s episode.