Stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat this April, as three planets are set to appear alongside the moon in the night sky. Over the course of the month, skywatchers will be able to spot Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars in close proximity to our celestial neighbor.
The first planet to make an appearance will be Mars, which will appear just to the left of the moon on April 6. The red planet will be visible for several hours after sunset and will be at its closest approach to Earth on April 17.
On April 7, Jupiter will be visible to the right of the moon, shining brightly in the night sky. The largest planet in our solar system will be visible throughout the month, with its peak visibility occurring on April 17.
Saturn will also make an appearance on April 17, appearing just to the left of the moon. The gas giant will be visible in the night sky throughout April and May, but this will be its closest approach to Earth for the year.
To get the best view of these celestial objects, it’s best to head to a dark location away from city lights. Binoculars or a telescope can also enhance the viewing experience, allowing you to see more details on the planets’ surfaces.
While the appearance of these planets next to the moon is a spectacular sight, it’s also a reminder of the vastness and complexity of our universe. The alignment of these celestial objects is due to their positions in our solar system and their orbits around the sun.