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Apr
13
Tue
A waxing crescent Moon
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

During the late evening of Tuesday the 13th of April at 21.00 hrs

there will be a 2% lit waxing crescent Moon Earthshine may also be visible

if you plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
14
Wed
The Moon & M45 The Pleiades
Apr 14 @ 9:30 pm – 9:30 pm

During the late evening of Wednesday the 14th of April at 21.30 hrs

a 6% lit waxing crescent Moon will be below & to the left of M45 The Pleiades 

if you plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
15
Thu
The Hyades The Moon & The Pleiades
Apr 15 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm

During the night of Thursday the 15th of April at 22.30 hrs

a 12% lit waxing crescent Moon will be between The Hyades in Taurus & M45 The Pleiades

if you plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
18
Sun
A Lunar Occultation
Apr 18 @ 1:15 am – 1:50 am

During the early hours of Sunday the 18th of April from approx 01.15 hrs until 01.50 hrs

a 27% lit waxing Moon will occult M35 an open cluster in the constellation of Gemini

if you plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
22
Thu
Lyrid Meteor Shower
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At 14.00 hrs on Thursday the 22nd of April the Lyrid Meteor Shower will reach it’s peak

as the peak is reached during daylight hours

it would be best to observe this shower on the nights of 21ts – 22nd & 22nd – 23rd of April

unfortunately the Moon will obscure all but the brightest Meteors from this shower

if you do plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
26
Mon
M35 & Mars
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

On the night of Monday the 26th of April at 23.00 hrs

the Planet Mars will be 1.6° Nth of M35 in the constellation of Gemini

if you do plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
27
Tue
April’s Full Moon
Apr 27 @ 9:15 pm – 9:15 pm

In the late evening of the 27th of April there is a full Moon at 21.15 hrs

if you plan to image / observe this event remember to dress for the conditions