Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous • Illumination: 90% • Moon Age: 17.87 days • Moon Distance: 363,297.39 km
4th month is here!
North – East – South – West
Fire – Air -Water – Earth
Addition – Subtraction – Multiplication – Division
& four wishes for a blooming month ahead!
Welcoming the 4th month with it’s colors on my
“Upside Down Tree”
Technique: Watercolor • © Marina Kanavaki
• This month’s colors: Pink & Purple
• April Birthstones: Diamond
• Flowers associated with April: Daisy & Sweet Pea
• Words of the month: Innocence, Blissful, Curious, Delicate, Departure, Lasting Pleasures, Playful, and Tenacious
• Astrological signs: Aries & Taurus
April 12 • New Moon at 02:32 UTC.
April 22, 23 • Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year. Its glare will block out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
April 27 • Full Moon, Supermoon at 03:33 UTC. Also known as the Pink Moon [by early Native American tribes because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers], the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Growing Moon, and the Egg Moon. Many coastal tribes called it the Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. This is also the first of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
[info from seasky]
whose Birthday is today!
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op.18
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Bernard Haitink conducts the
11:39 Adagio Sostenuto
23:07 Allegro scherzando