April Sky Watch

Apr. 1
– Last quarter Moon
April 3
– Moon passes 4 degrees south of Mars
April 4
– Moon passes 5 degrees south of Neptune
Apr. 1 – Last quarter Moon

April 3 – Moon passes 4 degrees south of Mars

April 4– Moon passes 5 degrees south of Neptune

April 4– Moon is closest to Earth (perigee – 228,970 miles)

April 5 – Moon passes 3 degrees south of Uranus

April 7 – Moon passes 3 degrees south of Mercury

April 8 – New Moon

April 9 – Annular Eclipse

April 9 – Moon passes 1.0 degrees north of Venus. Only 2 degrees from Sun

April 12 – Mars passes 1.2 degrees south of Neptune

April 15 – Moon passes 5 degrees north of Saturn

April 16 – First Quarter Moon

April 16 – Moon is farthest from Earth (apogee –251,223 miles)

April 16 – Astronomy Day, started in 1973

April 19 – Sun enters the astrological sign of Taurus

April 22 – Lyrid meteor shower peaks

April 22 – Moon passes 0.6 degrees south of Jupiter

April 24 – Full Moon, known as the Egg or Grass Moon

April 26 – Moon passes 0.7 degrees north of Antares

April 29 – Moon is closest to Earth (perigee-229,304 miles)

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