Night sky highlights for April 2022

** What’s Up: April 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA JPL

What are some skywatching highlights in April 2022?

The gathering of planets in the morning sky increases from three to four, as Jupiter joins the party. Two close conjunctions – between Mars and Saturn, and Venus and Jupiter – provide highlights at the beginning and end of the month. And the Big Dipper hosts a surprise: a double star you just might be able to “split” with your own eyes.

0:00 Intro
0:09 Morning planets & TWO conjunctions!
1:28 The Big Dipper’s hidden “double star”
3:09 April moon phases

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** Tonight’s Sky: AprilSpace Telescope Science InstituteTonight’s Sky

Clear April nights are filled with starry creatures. Near the Big Dipper, you will find several interesting binary stars. You can also spot galaxies like the Pinwheel Galaxy, M82, and M96—the last of which is an asymmetric galaxy that may have been gravitationally disrupted by encounters with its neighbors. Keep watching for space-based views of these celestial objects. About this Series “Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at….

** What to see in the night sky: April 2022BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What can you see in the night sky tonight? Astronomers Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel reveal their night-sky highlights for April 2022.

See a beautiful planetary parade in the sky throughout April 2022 – BBC Sky at Night Magazine

** What’s in the Night Sky April 2022 #WITNS | Lyrid Meteor Shower | Partial Solar Eclipse Alyn Wallace

** Night Sky Notebook April 2022Peter Detterline

** April: Dancing Planets at Dawn – Sky & Telescope Podcast

With the arrival of April, you’re likely to spend more time outdoors under the stars. So why not bring along our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast? It provides an informative and entertaining 12-minute guided tour of the nighttime sky. Download the April episode to explore the fascinating movement of four planets in the sky before dawn.

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