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Southern Skywatch April 2021 edition is now out!

8 Apr 2021, 00:11 UTC
Southern Skywatch April 2021 edition is now out!
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Evening sky at 19:20 ACST (90 minutes after sunset), on Tuesday, April 13 facing north-west as seen from Adelaide. Mars is between that stars that form the tips of the horns of Taurus the Bull. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset), click to embiggen. The April edition of Southern Skywatch is now up. In April most of the planetary action is in the morning. 6 April; Saturn close to the crescent Moon in the morning. 7 April; Saturn, Jupiter and the crescent Moon form a triangle in the morning. 8 April; Jupiter above the crescent Moon in the morning. April 11; crescent Moon above Mercury low in the twilight. April 13; Mars is almost directly between Elnath and Zeta Tauri, which forms the tip of the other horns of Tarus the Bull. April 15; Moon at Apogee. April 17; Mars and crescent Moon close. April 27th; Mars passes through the outskirts of the open cluster M35. April 28; Moon at perigee (perigee Full Moon, "super" Moon). Mercury is low in the morning sky this month and lost in twilight mid month. On the 11th the thin crescent Moon is ...

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