April 25, 2019 you will have the last opportunity to see the objects of the meteor shower and find a planet from the external solar system in the sky.
Lyrid meteor shower
This meteor shower is considered annual and takes place on April 16-25. If you did not have time to admire the peak (April 22-23), then the 25th will be the last chance to see the meteors flying in the sky, since this day the activity of the meteor shower ends.
Recall that the Lyrids are formed by the comet C / 1861 G1 (Comet Thatcher). Observe in the direction of the constellation Lyra, where the radiant is located. This is not the largest meteor shower (average speed - 10 meteors per hour), but is considered one of the oldest. The first records appeared in ancient China in 687 BC. er It is best to get as far away from the city as possible and watch before dawn. A full show can interfere with the light of the moon.
Moon and Saturn
Venus and Saturn in the night sky
April 25, 2019 will be able to easily find the luxurious planet of the solar system - Saturn. Watch out for the Moon, which should pass just 1 degree south of the gas giant, whose brightness will be + 0.5m. The gloss level is high thanks to a system of rings that reflect sunlight.
Comparative sizes of Saturn and the Moon when looking through a telescope
On certain days, rings can be seen even with ordinary binoculars. But it is better to grab a telescope with a 60-70 mm lens, then you will be able to fix a small but clear disk of the planet's rings. The presence of filters will distinguish colors in the atmosphere.