On the night of April 22-23, 2023, people will be able to witness a spectacular celestial event, where the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades star cluster (also known as the Seven Sisters) will appear close together in the sky.
The amazing thing is that the Lyrid meteor shower will also be happening at the same time as the celestial event, making the night sky even more beautiful.
To see the celestial event, you can look towards the west-northwest direction just after the sun sets and find the bright and shiny Venus and the crescent moon in the sky.
As the night goes on, the Pleiades star cluster will become visible above the moon and Venus, creating a truly magnificent display of cosmic beauty.
The Lyrid meteor shower is a yearly event that happens when the Earth passes through the trail of debris left behind by the C/1861 G1 Thatcher comet.
The meteor shower can be seen from many places around the world. You don't need any special equipment to watch the event, but if you have binoculars or a telescope, it can enhance your viewing experience.