HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In the night sky this month, check out the full moon rising on the evening of April 5. This moon is sometimes called the “Pink Moon” in reference to the pink color of Phlox flowers blooming in the spring.
If you witness a few flashes of light in the night sky, you might be seeing the Lyrid meteor shower. The meteor shower occurs from April 16-25, with a peak in activity during the night of April 23. For best viewing, get out in the late evening in darker skies away from city lights. Look more to the northwestern half of the sky for the best chance to see meteors.
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The moon and Venus will be in conjunction (closest together from our perspective) on April 23. They will appear