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April Night Sky 2018

4 Apr 2018, 10:33 UTC
April Night Sky 2018
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Article by: Yanina Metodieva
March has certainly been an eventful month, and now we’re in to April. The Spring has definitely sprung and we’re enjoying the stretch in the evenings, even if it makes stargazing a little trickier. Sure we have to go out later and later at night, but as long as we still have a flask of hot chocolate with us we’re fine.
The Romans called this month Aprilis, which may derive from the verb aperire meaning “to open”, referring to flowers and fruits opening. April is the cruellest month or so says TS Elliot in the poem “The Waste Land,” but we beg to differ! We think April is great and we would like to share with you what is great in the April night sky.
On April 16th we will not see the moon in the sky, as it will be a new moon. This would be the best time to get the telescopes out and do a bit of stargazing, as there will be no moonlight in the sky to hinder your view. So what should you look out for?

Leo the Lion
The constellation of Leo the Lion will be prominent in the night ...

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