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Sky happenings for the month of April 2016 bruary Note all times and dates in UTC unless otherwise specified.


Lunar Phases[1]

Phase Date (UTC) Time (UTC)
New 07 April 2016 11:24
First Quarter 14 April 2016 03:59
Full 22 April 2016 05:24
Last Quarter 30 April 2016 03:29

Meteor Showers[1]

April Lyrids - 22 April 2016

Other events[1]

Night Sky

Note that this is for Calgary, Alberta on 15 April 2016 at 22:30 MDT. For this date and local time it will be similar for places in the northern hemisphere.

There are a multitude of deep sky objects available in the spring sky within the reach of a modest telescope even from inside a light polluted city. The globular clusters M3, M53 and M60 are up as well as many galaxies. The galaxies M81, M82 are a nice pair close together in the sky. The galaxies M64, M106 as well as M51 are high up in the sky.

If you can get out into dark skies, with a modest telescope spring is the season of galaxies, especially in the constellation Virgo. A decent star chart, modest telescope, dark skies and some patience is all you need!

15 Apr 2016 Sky


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Information from the RASC Observer's Handbook
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