SKYLINE - Info about Astro events

Important note: The times of the events are for Munich and in MEZ or MESZ, if applicable !!

April 2015

Day Time (MESZ) Event
04 Sat 14:06 Full Moon, Total lunar eclipse, invisible from Europe
08 Wed 5h Moon 5 north of Saturn (0.3mag)
11 Sat 20h Venus (-4.1mag) 2.5 south of M45 the Pleiades, W evening sky)
12 Sun 04:44 Moon last quarter
18 Sat 20:57 New Moon
20 Mon 19h Begin of visibility of Mercury low in the NW evening sky (best from 25.4.-6.5.)
21 Tue 20h Moon 0.3 north of Aldebaran, Venus 7 north of Aldebaran (alpha Tau, 1.0mag)
22 Wed 19h Mercury (-1.2mag) 1.3 north of Mars (1.4mag), low in the W evening sky, use binoculars
22 Wed 23h Maximum of Lyrid meteor shower, ca 20/h
26 Sun 01:55 Moon first quarter
26 Sun 19:30 Moon 6 south of Jupiter (-2.2mag)
28 Tue 1h Moon 5 south of Regulus (alpha Leonis, 1.4mag)
29 Wed 21:20 Moon occults star 79 Leo (5.4 mag)

Visibility of planets in April:

Mercury: in Aquarius/Pisces, from ca. 20.4. onwards in the NW evening sky
Venus: in Taurus; W evening sky
Mars: in Aries; until ca mid-April in the W evening sky
Jupiter: in Cancer; almost all the night
Saturn: in Scorpius; second half of the night
Uranus: in Pisces; invisible
Neptune: in Aquarius; invisible

Find Iridium flares and passes of the ISS space station for Munich.

For more information please consult Heavens Above or Calsky.

See maps of the sky from Skymaps

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