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