Last Updated on April 8, 2022 by Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller

Here’s an update from our local Solar System Ambassador Pam Roller:

What are some skywatching highlights in April 2022?

The gathering of planets in the morning sky increases 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.

Click the video link.

The video includes the phases of the moon for April.

Credits: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Preston Dyches