Thursday, April 5, 2012

Southern Skywatch April 2012 Edition Up

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 6:30 pm local time on April 25 showing Venus near the crescent Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen.

The April edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Venus is prominent in the early evening sky. Venus is close to the crescent Moon on the 25th.

Jupiter is low in the early evening sky, and is lost in the twilight towards the end of the month.

Mars is close to the Moon on the 3rd, and closest to Regulus on the 16th.

Saturn is at opposition on the 16th, and is close to the Moon on the 7th.

Mercury returns prominently to the morning sky and is close to the crescent Moon on the 19th.

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