Attention stargazers! You’re about to be treated to a series of space spectacles.
“Space Monday,” as astronomers have dubbed it, kicks off in the late afternoon when SpaceX, the private spaceflight company, is planning a rocket launch.
After sunset, attention turns to Mars, which will pass within 57 million miles of Earth — its closest approach since January 2008, according to Space.com.
The sky show continues on April 15 at 1:58 a.m. EDT, when a full moon passes through Earth’s amber shadow, producing a full lunar eclipse visible across North America.