April Moon & Planet data for 2018


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during April. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

April 1 Mercury inferior conjunction
April 2 Mars 1.3 degrees south of Saturn
April 3 Jupiter 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
April 7 Saturn 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
April 7 Moon southern most declination (-20.3 degrees)
April 7 Mars 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
April 8 Moon at apogee
April 8 Moon last quarter
April 8 Pluto 1.5 degrees south of the Moon
April 13 Neptune 1.8 degrees north of the Moon
April 14 Mercury stationary
April 14 Mercury 3.6 degrees north of the Moon
April 16 Moon new
April 16 Uranus 4.3 degrees north of the Moon
April 17 Venus 5.2 degrees north of the Moon
April 18 Saturn stationary
April 18 Uranus at conjunction
April 19 Aldebaran 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 20 Moon at perigee
April 21 Moon northern most declination (20.4 degrees)
April 22 Moon first quarter
April 23 Pluto stationary
April 24 Regulus 1.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 26 Mars 1.4 degrees south of Pluto
April 29 Mercury greatest elong W(27)
April 30 Moon full
April 30 Jupiter 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth