Monday, April 01, 2013
Southern Skywatch April 2013 Edition is Now Up.
The April edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.
There's a little bit of planetary action this month, with the opposition of Saturn, a partial Lunar Eclipse and an occultation.
Saturn is at opposition on the 28th. This is when Saturn is biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. On March 25 and 26 the Moon is close to Saturn
Jupiter is in the evening sky near the Hyades. Jupiter is now very low in the western sky. On the 14th and 15th the crescent Moon and Jupiter are close.
Mercury is prominent in the morning sky in the first half of the month. Mercury is close to the crescent Moon on the 8th and 9th.
There is a very poor partial Lunar Eclipse on the morning of the 26th.
Mars is lost to view.
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