Astronomy Dates, April 2012

6th – Full Moon

16th – Saturn at Opposition. Saturn will be closest to Earth on this date and will be fully illuminated by the Sun.  Best time to photograph Saturn.

21st – New Moon

21st-22nd – Lyrids Meteor Shower – With no Moon this time, it will be the best time to watch this average meteor shower, raining down about 20 meteors per hour.

28th – Astronomy Day