April Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during April. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

April 1 Pluto 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
April 4 Neptune 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 6 Venus 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 7 Moon new
April 7 Uranus 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
April 7 Moon at perigee
April 8 Mercury 5.0 degrees north of the Moon
April 9 Uranus at conjunction
April 10 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 12 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
April 14 Moon first quarter
April 16 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
April 17 Mars stationary
April 18 Jupiter 2.1 degrees north of the Moon
April 18 Mercury greatest elong E(20)
April 18 Pluto stationary
April 21 Spica 4.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 21 Moon at apogee
April 22 Moon full
April 22 Venus 0.8 degrees south of Uranus
April 25 Mars 4.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 25 Saturn 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
April 27 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
April 28 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
April 29 Mercury stationary
April 30 Moon last quarter
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth