Astronomy Events in 2019

Astronomy in April 2019

Back into British Summertime, the evenings and nights are getting lighter. 
Still some darkness at night though, so get out while you can still observe the stars.
Here are some suggestions for things to look out for this month.

  APRIL

    01  00:14  Moon at Apogee: 405577 km
    02  04:18  Venus 2.7°N of Moon
    02  23:01  Mercury 3.6°N of Moon
    05  08:50  NEW MOON
    09  06:40  Mars 4.7°N of Moon
    09  15:43  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    11  19       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.7°W
    12  18:08  Moon at Ascending Node
    12  19:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    13  20:12  Beehive 0.2°N of Moon
    15  00:24  Mars 6.4°N of Aldebaran
    15  08:22  Regulus 2.7°S of Moon
    16  20       Mercury 4.3° of Venus
    16  22:02  Moon at Perigee: 364209 km
    18  03       Venus at Aphelion
    19  11:12  FULL MOON
    23  00       Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  00       Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
    23  11:36  Jupiter 1.6°S of Moon
    25  14:38  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    25  15:02  Moon at Descending Node
    26  22:18  LAST QUARTER MOON
    28  18:20  Moon at Apogee: 404577 km

For more ideas and information on what to observe this month, please visit

Jodrell Bank's Night Sky Guide