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Newsletter Issue 94

Lyrids Meteor Shower Lights Up the Night Sky

The meteor shower peaks on April 21, April 22, or April 23 this year, depending on your time zone. The sky will be darker than usual, since it is a New Moon. So you are likely to spot 18-20 shooting stars per hour, if the weather cooperates.

You don't need any special equipment to see this nighttime show brought to you by nature. Just check our Lyrids page for times and directions, step out, and look up!

When's the best time to watch the Lyrids?

Flatten the Curve, Use Our Event Time Announcer

Are you working from home to help flatten the curve and need a way to announce your next virtual meeting, class, seminar, workshop, or conference? Use our free Event Time Announcer to advertise your event. Just select when your event starts in your local time, and it will automatically convert it into the time zones of your attendees!

Venus Shines Bright in the April Night Sky

On April 28, Venus, Earth's sister planet, reaches what astronomers call its greatest illuminated extent for 2020, meaning it will shine at its highest magnitude. If the weather plays ball, the planet, also known as the bright morning or evening star, will be hard to miss in the night sky throughout the month of April.

Where do I look to find Venus in the sky?

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