Local Sky Events
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- Jupiter dominates the southwestern sky during April and is the brightest object after the Moon. Some of its Galilean Moons are visible in binoculars.
- Yellowish Saturn will be at opposition in Libra on April 27/28 and will be visible all night. Saturn's rings tilt their northern face 18 degrees toward Earth. It is brightest on April 28.
- Comet Pan-STARRS dims as it treks a path from the Andromeda galaxy through Cassiopeia this month. Look for it with binoculars when the Moon is out of sight.
- Asteroid Vesta journeys not far from M1 in Taurus the Bull and moves towards M35 in Gemini this month.
- MOON: third-quarter on Apr 3; new on Apr 10; First Quarter on Apr 18; full on Apr 25.
- See our Links page - Sky Watching - for other events.
- See Sky and Telescope Magazine (This Week's Sky at a Glance) from our Links page for more events.