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Sun, moon, stars April 2002

April 2002 Overview
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Major phenomena
4 Last Quarter
12 New Moon
20 First Quarter
27 Full Moon
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April 2002—Week 1 (April 1-5)

4/4:
1500 UT, 10 am EST
LAST QUARTER

April 2002—Week 2 (April 6-12)

4/6:
1600 UT, 11 am EST
Neptune is 4 degrees north of the Moon.

4/7:
0900 UT, 5 am EDT
Mercury is in superior conjunction, that is, Mercury and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Sun.

4/8:
0100 UT, 9 pm EDT (April 7)
Uranus is 4 degrees north of the Moon.

4/10:
0500 UT, 1 am EDT
The Moon is at its apogee, or farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit.

4/12:
1900 UT, 3 pm EDT
NEW MOON


April 2002—Week 3 (April 13-19)

4/14:
1700 UT, 1 pm EDT
Venus is 3 degrees north of the Moon.

4/15:
2300 UT, 7 pm EDT
Mars is 2 degrees north of the Moon.

4/16:
2000 UT, 4 pm EDT
Saturn is 0 degrees 8 minutes south of the Moon. Saturn is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.

4/17:
1000 UT, 6 am EDT
Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0 degrees 7 minutes south of the Moon. The asteroid is occulted, or hidden from view, by the Moon.

4/18:
2300 UT, 7 pm EDT
Jupiter is 1 degree 6 minutes south of the Moon.



April 2002—Week 4 (April 20-26)


4/20:
1300 UT, 9 am EDT
FIRST QUARTER

4/25:
1600 UT, 12 pm (noon)
The Moon is at its perigee, or closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.


April 2002—Week 5 (April 27-31)

4/27:
0300 UT, 11 pm EDT (April 26)
FULL MOON

4/29:
1300 UT, 9 am EDT
Mars is 6 degrees north of Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.


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