Best night sky event for April: Lyrid Meteor Shower
Jupiter & Saturn in the Constellation Capricornus which rises in the morning sky just before Sunrise – so whenever we are talking about them it’ll be am time. By the end of April Jupiter has moved eastward into the constellation of Aquarius as it continues its orbit around the sun.
Mars is now a pinpoint of light but remains high up in Taurus in the evening while Neptune is right next to the Sun and Uranus and Venus are also lost in the bright solar glow.
April 3rd – Double Shadow Transit on Jupiter—Right at the Horizon for Saskatchewan…so maybe people on west coast of Canada can try for it.
April 4th – Last quarter Moon
April 6th – Moon and Saturn pair up 4-degrees apart. Another Horizon event just before Sunrise.
April 7th – Jupiter and Moon 4-degrees apart. Another Horizon event just before Sunrise.
April 10 – Another Double Shadow transit on Jupiter but this one won’t be visible here in North America, but I think Japan is well placed on the morning of April 10th
April 12th – New Moon
April 14th – Double Shadow Transit but this time….maybe like eastern North America will be best.
April 17th – Mars Occultation by the Moon for Central & East Africa, India and Middle East.
From North America they barely fit in a wide field binocular view.
April 20th – First Quarter Moon
April 22nd – Lyrid Meteors Peak in the early morning, look high in the East after Moonset ~4am.
April 27th – Full Moon. Yet another “Supermoon”, note: last month was also a Supermoon