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Night Sky Guide – April 2014

31 Mar 2014, 20:40 UTC
Night Sky Guide – April 2014
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Night Sky Guide – April 2014 Tonight’s Sky: April 2014 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the April Night Sky Evening Planets As night falls, Jupiter hangs over the western horizon. The planet’s dark bands appear in the sights of a telescope. Above the eastern horizon lies Mars, […]
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Night Sky Guide – April 2014

Tonight’s Sky: April 2014
Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the April Night Sky
Evening Planets
As night falls, Jupiter hangs over the western horizon. The planet’s dark bands appear in the sights of a telescope.
Above the eastern horizon lies Mars, a red beacon in the darkening skies. It will be up all night long.
On April 8th, Mars reaches opposition, meaning it is opposite the Sun in Earth’s sky. It is at its closest to Earth, making it appear slightly bigger and brighter.
Saturn rises after dark, joining Mars to grace the southeastern sky. A telescope reveals the planet’s famous rings.
On April 16th, Saturn and the Moon will be close companions as they rise together in ...

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