Sky this month – April 2017

List of events in sky this month – April 2017:

1 – The Moon occults Aldebaran at ~9:13 UT, seen from Asia.

1 – Mercury at greatest western elongation.

6 – Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak at its brightest

7 – Jupiter at opposition. Best time to observe this gas giant.

11 – Jupiter pases less than 2 degrees from Moon.

11 – Full Moon.

13 – Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) at its brightest.

22 – Lyrid meteor shower peak at ~11UT. ZHR can reach 20 meters per hour in dark locations.

23 – Venus pases less than 5 degrees from Moon.

26 – New Moon.

26 – Venus reaches its greatest brightness in the dawn sky.

28 – The Moon occults Aldebaran at 17:42UT.

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