Monday, April 13, 2020
The Moon climbs down the ladder of planets (Morning, 14-17 April 2020)
The next four days offers some excellent sky viewing if you are prepared to get up in the early hours.
Staring tomorrow morning the Moon climbs down the ladder of planets. On Tuesday the 14th the waning Moon aligns with the four bright planets, on Wednesday the 15th the last quarter Moon is close to Jupiter, on Thursday the 14th the crescent Moon is between Saturn and Mars and finally on the Friday 17th the crescent Moon lines up with the planets again.
On the 22nd Mercury and the thin crescent Moon will be difficult to see low in the twilight.
On the 15th the Moon and Jupiter are in binocular range, but sadly not in telescope range.