Looking up: A pink supermoon and a shower of stars

Stop looking at your laptop for a minute and look up. There is slightly less light pollution than usual so you should be able to see some stars and the other cool heavenly events that are happening this month.

Another bit of (literally) bright news: In our night skies, perhaps slightly less light-polluted because we’re all staying home, April offers a meteor shower and a rare pink super moon.

To my great disappointment, the moon itself will not be pink, it was just called that by the Indians because it appears when a lot of pink flowers bloom. Nevertheless, the moon will be at its perigee (closest to the earth) on April 7 and will be startlingly huge in the sky. On April 21, the Lyrid meteor shower will streak about ten falling stars an hour.

Make a wish on every one you see, because we need all the good fortune we can get.

Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Maloufhttps://www.saltlakemagazine.com/
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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