During the day, the sky may be clear of vapor trails, but during the month of April we have had the joy of cloud free skies and a lot of activity overhead at night.
We have been able to watch all this from the safety of our own homes, when all is quiet at the end of the day.
This week is no exception with the prospect of two spectacular sights to see tonight!
Then a week later, on the 14 April there was the the chance to view the three planets with the naked eye. Although they peaked last week, you can still make them out: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, plus our lovely moon of course
Now, there is the chance to see two further unusual sites, and with clear skies tonight, we are in for a treat.
The Star-link Satellites are the first option.
There are over 40 in space at the moment, which were released by Elon Musk in March, but the best display would be tonight at 9pm.
They are a stream of bright spots in the sky, so in order to see these we need to have clear skies tonight. This could be a slight issue!
Last night we had rain and no chance of seeing any satellites, and tonight there will be high cirrus cloud, but speaking to my colleagues in Exeter, (who experienced high cloud last night), they did have visibility, so its definitely worth taking a look from the safety of your homes.
SpaceX Starlink has sent over 300 satellites into space so far, with a planned total of 12,000. The aim is to improve global internet coverage.
If, on the off chance there is too much cloud at 9pm, but you still fancy a space extravaganza, then tomorrow morning, when there will be less cloud, you can view the Lyrid Meteor shower.
It is best to see this just before dawn (6am in the Channel Islands). These peak in their spectacular, but do continue until Saturday.
The Lyrid Meteor Shower is actually an annual event. It is normally around the same time each year from about 16 to 25 April.
This particular shower comes after a months-long "meteor drought", but it could produce around 10 to 15 meteors per hour at its peak.
If you are lucky, you may even see shooting starts from the moment it gets dark - if there are clear skies.