The stargazing events to watch out for in 2024


2R2JHWA Diamon ring during the 2023 Australian total solar eclipse in Exmouth

I HAVE been making notes about the stargazing spectacles I hope to see this year. Many depend on being in the right place at the right time, but there are lots of great things to look out for wherever you are. Here are a few of the most exciting cosmic events in 2024.

First up, meteor showers. These grace us every year, and the big hitters will be the usuals: the Lyrids in April, August’s Perseids and December’s Geminids. This year, the Eta Aquarids, which peak on 6 May, will coincide with almost no moonlight, making them one to…

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