The moon will eclipse Mars on Saturday night: astronomical museum

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The next such celestial encounter will not be observable in Taiwan for almost two decades, in 2040, it said. Meanwhile, stargazers in Taiwan will have a chance to view the Lyrid meteor shower when it reaches its peak in the early hours of April 22.

The museum forecast that 18 meteors on average could flash through the sky per hour from a radiant in the northern sky. Enditem/J

(By Chen Yi-hsuan and Ko Lin) Source

This natural phenomenon can be ideally observed in the mountains of Taiwan, where there is less or no light pollution, the museum said. The meteor shower, which can be seen with the naked eye, gets its name because its radiant is located near Alpha Lyrae, the brightest star of the constellation Lyra.

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