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NASA: What’s up for April

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Apr 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-15 10:38:08-04

Jane Houston Jones at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California lets us know what’s up on the space front this month.

Saturn’s north pole is now tilted towards Earth, giving us the best view of the rings since 2006.

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22, but a bright moon will mar the view.

On the 25th Saturn appears to the moon’s upper left.

After opposition on April 28, when it’s closest to Earth, Saturn will be at its brightest and biggest through a telescope in the early evening.