The Night Sky This Month – April 2019

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    The Night Sky This Month – April 2019

    As April rolls in, the brilliant constellations Taurus, Orion, and Canis Major turn to the west after sunset and are on their way out for the year. Jupiter and Saturn slowly move westward each night in the east-southeast on their way to opposition in a couple of months; both planets become visible well after midnight. Venus and Neptune make a close approach in the pre-dawn sky, while Mars passes through the stars of the constellation Taurus in early evening at the beginning of the month. And a respectable meteor shower comes to pass, although the light of the moon gets in the way. Here’s what to see in the night sky this month… (For details click the image above)

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