Current Night Sky: April 2019

The Moon & Planets: 
Saturn
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Uranus, W
  • Mars, W
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Jupiter, S
  • Saturn, SE
  • Neptune, E
  • Venus, E
  • Mercury, E
Comets: 

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 currently visible.

Meteors: 

The Lyrid meteors peak on April 22, but are poor this year. The waning gibbous Moon visible after midnight will drown out the fainter meteors.

Phases of the Moon: 
New Moon April 5 4:50 am EDT
First Quarter Moon April 12 3:06 pm EDT
Full Moon April 19 7:12 am EDT
Last Quarter Moon April 26 6:18 pm EDT

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