Stargazers in 2023 can look forward to an impressive lineup of events from earthshine nights, lunar eclipses, meteor showers & more. Check out the dates and times for astronomical events in the month of April & May.

While some events such as the full moon and the supermoon can be viewed from anywhere in the world, the first eclipse of 2023 is a total solar eclipse visible from a remote penisula in Australia, and parts of East Timor and Indonesia.

Plan your trip to dark sky areas for better chances of viewing meteor showers.


Illustration of the Moon's position in space in relation to Earth and the Sun at New Moon.June 18: New Moon

Make the most of a moonlight-free night to look for some stars and planets in the skies.