Look at the April night sky to see the brightest stars in the night sky. Three, and after the second week of April, there will be four hotels for those who wake up after an early morning. They will all be gathered in the southeast of the sky.
Venus is the brightest, but nearer, though only about a hundred times as bright as Mars and Saturn. Jupiter, the second brightest of Venus, will begin to see itself in the second week of this month and will end the rest of April slowly creeping into Venus. They will make two eyes in the southeastern sky at the end of the month. And by the way, the moon will pass through four stars: Saturn on April 25, Mars on April 26 and Venus and Jupiter on April 27.
Now, keeping the ceremony in the evening sky only, Mercury will illuminate the second half of April, low in the northwest about half an hour after sunset. day; Her best evening experience of the year.
In our timeline, keep in mind that to measure the angular distance between two celestial bodies, your fixed arm is at arm’s length at about 10-degrees. Here, we present a guide below that gives some of the best world viewing moments that also show you where to look to see them.
Select: Night sky for April 2022
Mercury The main event will be on the long side of the day on April 2, and then the night will be seen in mid -April. Skywatchers around 40 degrees north latitude will see 30 minutes after sunset that Mercury will be shining at least 10 degrees over the west-west coast from April 18 and May 6.
While Mercury is decreasing by 0.1 magnitude each day, in the latter half of the month, the earth is showing observers in the middle of the north with its best view of the year. On April 29, Mercury reached its maximum length, 21 degrees east of the sun; in the depths of the night, use binoculars to see the Pleiades 1.5 degrees north of the Earth’s surface. On the evening of May 6, Mercury was within 10 degrees of the orange star Aldebaran, while the Earth was at +1.6.
Before its greatest elongation from the sun (March 20) Venus It’s the lightest and easiest world to see at the dawn of April. However, the sunrise will be less than 20 degrees Celsius for observers at 40 degrees north latitude this month, and its glow will be slightly lower in April as its Earth’s surface decreases. receding from Earth.
On April 1, even the wake-up calls, about 75 minutes before sunrise could look very low in the near-southeast for a group of no one, but three stars this morning. With Venus, the other two hotels, on its north side, are much darker: Saturn is 4 degrees away and Mars, 2 degrees north of Saturn. You may need binoculars to see them clearly. After the moon, Venus joins Jupiter to form a double vision; a lunar month will meet with them on the 27th of April. See Jupiter below.
Mars It was not higher than during January, February and March. It shone a little in April from a magnitude of +1.1 to +0.9, but it didn’t look like much in a telescope, seen more than a small yellow-orange dot.
Mars is moving fast east against the last stars. He moves from Capricornus to Aquarius on April 12 and when the earth slowly ascends to him in our fast orbit around the sun, we will see him enter Pisces at the end of May. , and root in Aries from the beginning of July to the beginning of August. Mars will spend the rest of the year – its beautiful moons on the nearest Earth – shining a high Taurus in the evening sky.
It will be small between the horns of Taurus from mid -September to mid -December with a swell of magnitude seen to 17.2 arc seconds in early December – its best display ever. to 2033. Mars will have a closer meeting with Saturn on April 5. See Saturn below. In the early morning of April 26, the moon will pass over Mars. Both are seen low in the southeast in the early morning, with Mars setting at about 6.5 degrees to the north of the moon.
After the past month has passed, covered by the sunshine, Jupiter Reproduction will begin in the second week of April. On the morning of the 8th of April, about half an hour before sunrise, look low in the near east for the bright light of this great earth, which is about 20 degrees south of Venus.
Over the next three weeks, watch Jupiter constantly ascend to Venus and slowly and gently measure the distance between them at about one degree each day. On the morning of April 27, early morning radio and news reports will likely receive a phone call asking what the nature of those two ‘very bright stars’, which are flying over the moon, will be. slow bumps.
But Space.com’s ‘in-the-know’ hunters already know they’re not UFOs but Jupiter and Venus. They met on April 30, performing an amazing view of the southeastern sky before sunrise.
Saturn to join Mars on April 5th. Saturn has a red Earth this morning with the combination of the two planets. The two hotels are separated below 0.4 degrees, with Saturn shining above and at a magnitude of +0.9, which is seen to be much brighter than Mars (+1.0).
The binoculars will emit the orange-yellow color of Mars in contrast to the yellow-white color of Saturn. On the morning of April 25, look for the sound planet flying like a white yellow ‘star’ at about 8 degrees in the upper north of the fat moon.
Joe Rao works as a tutor and guest instructor at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy no Makahiki Natural Historyka Almanac of Farmers and other books. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and above Facebook.