Cool views in space this week

Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 17:31:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Our weather has been all over the place lately with warmth, cold and even snow for some.

Things are keeping pretty active up in space too, with some pretty cool things for us to check out while staying home.

The Lyrid meteor shower peaked Wednesday morning. In case you missed it, NASA has you covered.

These are images of the meteors flying through the night sky captured by their fireball network. You may still be able to spot a few, if you're lucky.

Friday morning it's a planet parade in the sky! You'll be able to spot Mars just before sunrise - followed by Saturn and Jupiter a bit closer together.

Another event for early risers happens Sunday. At 6:16 a.m., you'll be able to catch an exceptional pass of the International Space Station. Appearing like a bright light moving quickly across the sky, it starts in the south west sky and ends four minutes later in the ENE. Good luck and happy viewing!