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April 2014 Nightwatch

On the evening of April 6, look for Jupiter near the Waxing Gibbous Moon.

Look for Mars near the Waxing Moon on the evening of April 13 and 14.

The lunar eclipse on April 15 is scheduled to begin at 12:58 am CDT. Totality, when the entire face of the Moon is within the Earth’s shadow, begins at 2:06 am CDT. The Moon moves completely out of the Earth’s shadow at 4:33 am CDT. Come and #Lookup with us!

Look for Saturn near the Waning Gibbous Moon on the evening of April 16 and the early morning hours of April 17.

You can spot the first quarter Moon on April 7, the full Moon on April 15, the last quarter Moon on April 22, and the new Moon on April 29. 

 Watch our Adler Nightwatch for April 2014 on our Night Sky Observing page.