Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for April 2021.
Mars - in the evening sky. Moving from Taurus into Gemini. Sets around 1.30am.
Uranus - lies in Aries. Sets about 9pm.
Venus - second half of the month starts to appear after sunset and sets at 9.15pm by the end of April. May be difficult to view this month.
Mercury - lies to the right of Venus on 25th April and over the next week it rises above Venus.
Jupiter - in the morning sky. Lies in Capricornus. Rises around 4.30am in the SE.
Saturn - also in the morning sky in Capricornus rising around 4am in the SE.
Neptune - appears in the morning sky by the end of the month in Aquarius to the left of Jupiter and Saturn.
Lyrids meteor shower - 13th April to 29th April Peak 22nd April 18 meteors per hour
Northern Aquarids meteor shower - 18th April to 27th May Peak 6th May 40 meteors per hour
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.
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