There is no question which is the most prominent planet this month. It's certainly none other than dazzling Venus , which rules the western evening sky this month, offering spectacular views as it reaches its greatest brightness of the year. Related: Photos of Venus, the mysterious planet next door. Venus will appear dramatically close to the Pleiades during the first several evenings of April.
In the Sky This Month
All Five Bright Planets Come Together In The Morning Sky | IFLScience
Use it to locate a planet, the Moon, or the Sun and track their movements across the sky. The map also shows the phases of the Moon, and all solar and lunar eclipses. Need some help? Currently showing previous night. For planet visibility in the coming night, please check again after 12 noon. Mercury is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.
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Is it a star, is it a planet or is it a plane? A handy guide to identifying that bright object you saw last night. Planets will appear to move across the sky as the Earth turns, keeping their position with respect to the surrounding stars. Jupiter and Venus can both be strikingly bright.
Is it a plane, is it a flying saucer? No, our Evening Star is the planet Venus. The second planet from the Sun is the brightest object in the night sky, after the Moon. And in April Venus is at its most brilliant this year — so bright that it can cast shadows!