SkyDiary
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Find out what’s up in the night sky:
Upcoming astoronomical events, interesting observations, packed with everything a stargazer needs to know.

Observations are described for the NORTHERN hemisphere and can be made by naked eye, small binoculars or by small telescope.

April 2019

Phases of the Moon

New Moon:April 04
First Quarter:April 12
Full Moon:April 19
Last Quarter:April 26

Mercury

Mercury is in its greatest western elongation on April 11. as seen from the Earth, the planet is located about 28 degrees to the west of the Sun, i.e., it can be observed on the morning sky.

Venus

For observers on the northern hemisphere of our Earth, the visibility of Venus on the morning sky diminishes rapidly. On April 2 morning, Venus will be about 3 degrees north to Moon, so try to see them both with a naked eye.

Saturn and the Moon

On April 25 evening, the planet will be very close to the nearly last-quarter Moon low over south-eastern horizon.

Article by (C) G. Okša