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The night sky in April 2022

Started by Geoffw, April 03, 2022, 05:11:16 pm

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THE NIGHT SKY IN APRIL 2022
As April arrives, the brilliant constellations Taurus, Orion, and Canis Major turn to the west after sunset and are on their way out for the year. Mercury makes an appearance in the second half of the month in the evening sky and encounters the Pleiades as April winds down. The Lyrid meteors arrive, the first major meteor shower since January. And planets begin to congregate in the morning sky leading to a number of spectacularly close conjunctions for observers with or without optics. Here's what to see in the night sky this month...

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Geoff