If you are an astronomy lover, then you already know that the sky can be a continuous source of amazement, and there are new things to admire constantly. That is because our galaxy does not stay the same and there are always new things.
Today we will share with you some interesting things that you will be able to see this month. There will be plenty of things to look at, from stars to planets. All you need to have is a telescope, or even a pair of binoculars.
Take a look at Jupiter
This month will offer you a great chance to admire Jupiter. That is because this planet can be spotted this month, by the middle of it. You should be able to see it next to the south eastern horizon. And the big planet is not the only thing that you will be able to see.
If you happen to have a telescope you will be able to notice some amazing details about this planet. You will see two dark lines that are in fact its two cloud belts. On April 2 the moon will be right above the planet, and on April 30 the full moon will do that.
Jupiter also has four moons that you can spot this month: Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and Io. They should look like some stars that are not very bright and you will notice that they will change their positions.
This month you should also observe the Plough in the sky. When you look for it try to spot Mizar and Alcor. They are two stars, but you might see only one unless you use binoculars. That is because these two stars orbit each other. If you look closely you might also spot Ludwig’s star between them.
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca