April Skies 2021

The Moon is in a waning gibbous phase as the month begins, “gibbous” meaning humped, like a camel. Saturn is 4 degrees north of the Moon on the 6th. The Moon is new on the 12th. By the 17th, Mars is 0.1 degrees away, which is an occultation in the Eastern Hemisphere. And, the Moon is less than 1 degree north of M35, the cluster in Gemini. The Moon is full on the 26th, with perigee occurring the following day (closest in its orbit to Earth), high tides can be expected in coastal areas.