This April starts with Orion and his companions the Big Dog and Taurus, the Bull, standing on the western horizon to start, but will be sinking through the month. The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, the Lion champions the southern skies, and Gemini’s Twins settle into the west. Mars remains the lone evening planet, much fainter than last summer, as it tracks through the stars of Taurus, the Bull. Jupiter dominates the morning skies, rising by 11 o’clock at month’s end. Venus and Saturn sit low in the southeast.
Find out more about your night sky by checking the Eye on the Night Sky daily!