WHAT TO SEE IN THE

APRIL NIGHT SKY

THIS YEAR

APRIL 4

On the night of April 4th, Asteroid 9 Metis will be at opposition & brightly lit. Be sure to use a telescope!

APRIL 6

Saturn and the Moon will have a close approach on April 6th. They'll appear 3°57′ apart.

APRIL 17

On the night of April 17th, the dwarf planet Haumea will appear at opposition and brightly lit by the sun. Use a telescope to see it!

APRIL 17

On April 17th, the Moon will pass in front of Mars – a lunar occultation. It will be visible across parts of Southeast Asia.

APRIL 22

The first major meteor shower of the year – the Lyrids – will peak on the night of April 22nd.

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