Sky this month – April 2014

Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.

APRIL 2014:

02 – Uranus will pass through superior conjunction with the Sun.

09 – Mars reaches opposition for 2014, shining at magnitude -1.5.

12 – A close conjunction of Venus and Neptune occurs, with the planets just 0.7 degrees apart at 2h UT.

12 – Asteroid (1585) Union occults a +9.3 magnitude star at 23:44 UT – more details.

13 – Asteroid 4 Vesta reaches opposition, shining at magnitude +5.8.

14 – A close conjunction of Mercury and Uranus occurs, not visible because of their proximity to the Sun.

15 – Full Moon at 07:42 UT.

15 – Asteroid 1 Ceres reaches opposition, shining at magnitude +7.0.

18 – Asteroid (26146) 1994 PF27 occults a +6.5 magnitude star at 19:41 UT – more details (very low probability).

22 – Lyrid meteor shower peaks at 18h UT, ZHR predictions for this year are very poor.

23 – π-Puppids meteor shower peaks at 23h UT, ZHR predictions up to around 40.

26 – Mercury will pass through superior conjunction with the Sun.

29 – New Moon at 06:14 UT.

Recent stellar events in previous months:

Nova Scorpii 2014 – discovered in March 26th, shining at magnitude +10.1

Nova Cygni 2014 – discovered in March 31st, shining at magnitude +10.9

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