Some of 2021's early meteor showers will be washed out by the Full Moon, but things pick up in April.
Peaking on May 6, this shower should produce a good show after midnight from May 6 to May 10, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.
The first total lunar eclipse since 2019 will look best from eastern Asia, Japan, Australia, and western North America.
The Sun will appear as a ring of light around the Moon in parts of Russia and Canada, with a less dramatic show from the northeastern United States and Europe.
Saturn will be its closest to Earth all year while facing the Sun, making this the best time to photograph or view it through a telescope.
A waxing crescent moon will leave the sky mostly dark for this shower, which peaks on August 12–13 and produces bright, fast meteors.
Jupiter's cloud bands will be visible through a telescope, and its four moons can be seen with binoculars at its closest point to Earth.
The Draconids will appear with a New Moon this year, leaving the sky dark for its peak on October 7.
A New Moon will make the Taurids shower easier than usual to see this year during its peak on November 4.
Though not as dramatic as May’s total eclipse, this event will be easier to catch throughout Japan, North America, Central America, and western South America.
Despite a nearly Full Moon, this should be the best meteor shower of the year. The Geminids can be seen from early evening and peak on December 14.
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