Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory
- In the Sky for April 2018 -

Source: EVAC April Newsletter

The Moon & Planets: 

  • April 7 - In the predawn sky the waning gibbous Moon joins Saturn and Mars (to lower left of Saturn) to form a striking trio about a half hour before Sunrise.

Evening Planets (after sunset): 

  • Venus, W

Morning Planets (before sunrise): 

  • Jupiter, SW
  • Saturn, S
  • Mars, S
  • Neptune, E
  • Mercury, E

Phases of the Moon: 

Phase Date Time Current Moon Info
Last Quarter Moon April 8 03:17 MT

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New Moon April 15 21:57 MT
First Quarter Moon April 22 17:46 MT
Full Moon April 29 20:58 MT


There are no comets brighter than magnitude 8 visible this month.


The Lyrid meteors are active during the last two weeks of the month, with a peak on April 22. The Moon will not be a factor, so this should be an excellent display.