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April

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
3Mars is 4° south of the Moon.2000
5FIRST QUARTER1200
5Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde motion to direct motion.1200
6Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.2300
8Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 28° west of the Sun.1900
9The Moon is at apogee.1300
13FULL MOON1700
13Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 3' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.1700
15Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.1500
17Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 2' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0900
18Venus is 0° 3' north of Uranus.1200
21LAST QUARTER0300
22Neptune is 4° north of the Moon.0900
24Uranus is 1° 2' north of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.0200
24Venus is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Venus by the Moon.1400
25The Moon is at perigee.1100
26Mercury is 4° south of the Moon.0800
27NEW MOON2000

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