Current Night Sky: April 2018

The Moon & Planets: 
Moon, Saturn, and Mars
Lyrid meteor sky chart
Evening Planets (after sunset): 
  • Venus, W
Morning Planets (before sunrise): 
  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, S
  • Mars, S
  • Neptune, E
  • Mercury, E

There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 visible this month.


The Lyrid meteors are active during the last two weeks of the month, with a peak on April 22. The Moon will not be a factor, so this should be an excellent display.

Phases of the Moon: 
Last Quarter Moon April 8 3:18 am EDT
New Moon April 15 9:57 pm EDT
First Quarter Moon April 22 5:46 pm EDT
Full Moon April 29 8:58 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.