Current Night Sky: April 2019

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

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 currently visible.


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

Text, graphics, and animations by John Sheff. Graphics courtesy of Starry Night(©) Pro Plus 7 / Imaginova(©) Corp. Starry Night images are used with permission from Imaginova Corp. Starry Night is a registered trademark of Imaginova Corp. Star charts generated by Starry Night Pro Plus 7 © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved.