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Astronomical observations in April 2015 - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 06:00

Amateur astronomers from around the world for April will be able to contemplate in the night sky bright planets. However, you have to know when and where to look for them.

Throughout April dazzling Venus will continue to rise higher in the western sky. By the end of the month it will be seen only in the late evening. April 7th planet will move from the constellation Aries to Taurus. April 11, Venus will be held in 2-degrees south of the Pleiades.

As far as Jupiter, it will be less bright in comparison with Venus. Earlier this month, he will move to the constellation of Cancer, approaching the star cluster Nursery and moving away from Regulus. The best time to observe them - hours after midnight. Despite the fact that in April, the brightness of the "king of all the planets" to decline by 2.3-2.1 magnitude, Jupiter will be clearly visible not only in telescopes, but the naked eye.

Saturn in April will be visible to astronomers in the late hours of the south-east. In the last week of April Saturn shines in the night sky with the brightness of the brightest stars.

Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, at the beginning of the month will be hidden from the eyes of observers. April 10th he will be in the best position for viewing from Earth. Mercury will be held April 30 in degrees from the Pleiades. It is best to watch this spectacle of an hour after Sunset. See the Pleiades in a gloomy sky help binoculars.

How to find Mars in the sky? April 22 about 45 minutes after Sunset, in the north-west ablaze bright "star" has ocher hue. This Jupiter. Its brightness is almost at the level of the brightness of Sirius. Only 1.4 degrees to the south-east of it is Mars. To see the red planet in the night sky need binoculars.


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