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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Astronomical phenomena April 2013

Astronomical calendar of April 2013.

01 april 2013 - Comet C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) - Northern hemisphere observers, will have first glimpse of the comet, in early April, but until then is a objective exclusively for astronomers in the southern hemisphere.

16 april 2013 - Moon at the Apogee. at 0:21 Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth: 404,865 km from Earth.

18 april 2013 - Mars-Sun Conjunction at 02:00.

21.22 april 2013 - Lyrid meteor shower. Lyrids are meteor showers with medium intensity, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour. These meteors can produce bright dust tail that takes a few seconds. Some meteors may be visible between April 16 to 25. The Moon will not light up the sky, and so it would be a good show. These meteors radiate from the constellation Lyra, and their source Comet Thatcher 18611.

25 april 2013 - Full Moon. Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 19:57.

25 april 2013- Partial Eclipse of the Moon . Earth is between the Moon and the Sun and Earth shadow will partially cover lunar disc at 11:09 p.m. (mag = 0.014). Eclipse will be visible mostly from Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.

27 april 2013 - Moon at the Perigee at 9:48 p.m. reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth: 362,268 km from Earth.

28 april 2013 - Saturn in opposition.The planet will be closest to Earth and it's face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons.


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