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Astronomical events of April 1401; From the spring equinox to the spectacular accompaniment of the planets

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

Iranian New Year begins with an Astronomical event and Nowruz celebration makes its beginning more spectacular, but the sky of April 1401 hosts other beautiful Astronomical events that are here We have an overview of them. An event that will be seen with a slight difference in the next few days.

Apart From the spectacular dawn of the first days of the year, the April sky has other beautiful events with it. At the beginning of the month there is an opportunity to watch the fading light of the zodiac in dark areas. In addition, the Milky Way galaxy is visible on the southern horizon, and in the sky away From light pollution, it dazzles the eyes well.

But the most spectacular event in April is the companionship of rocky and gaseous planets. Venus, Mars, and Saturn, the brightest planets in the night sky, accompany the crescent moon in April to create spectacular views.

Important Astronomical events April 1401

March 21)

Before sunrise, observers in the tropics and southern hemisphere can search for the bright planets Jupiter and Mercury, which shine right on the horizon. Jupiter will be three times brighter than Mercury. The two planets will be seen together From close range with a binoculars From Friday to Thursday. At close range, Jupiter shines just a finger to the left of Mercury on Monday, making it possible for Jupiter to observe them along with Galileo's moons.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Tuesday, March 22

If somewhere You live in a sky without light pollution, you can look for the zodiacal light that appears about two weeks before the first of April. At the end of the evening twilight, you have about half an hour to explore the western sky in search of the wide, faint triangular-like light that extends upwards From the horizon and is located in the center of the ecliptic below Parvin.

This glow is the light of the zodiac. Scattered sunlight From many small dust particles that fill the surface of our solar system. Recent studies have identified Mars as the main cause of this dust. But do not confuse zodiacal light with the Milky Way winter galaxy, which extends upward From the southwestern horizon at this time of year.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Wednesday, March 23

From midnight to dawn Wednesday , The waning moon is seen near the bright red star of Antares. In the early hours of the night, look for these two who are at the bottom of the southeast sky and then ascend the southern sky before sunrise. The moon will be several degrees higher than the star at all times.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Thursday, March 24

The moon is still in Scorpio and the moon is still beautifully visible next to the heart of Scorpio, with an angular separation of about 6. It has 5 degrees. In addition, at 03:58 Tehran time, it is located at a distance of 370,000 kilometers From the orbit and shines brightly.

Friday, March 25

The moon Exactly on Thursday at 01:37 in the morning, the Eastern time zone (10:07 on Friday, Tehran time) enters its last quadrant. In the last quadrant, the moon is lit on the west side. It will rise around midnight and then set in the western sky until late in the morning. The third quadrant moons are ahead of the earth on our journey around the sun, but about three and a half hours later, the earth will occupy the same place in space. The week after the lunar eclipse is the ideal time to observe deep sky targets.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Monday, March 28

Monday morning, when the old crescent moon is below the set of planets on Mars, Venus and Saturn will shine in the southeastern sky, creating beautiful scenery for the dawn and providing a wonderful opportunity for photography. It rises. Very bright Venus can be seen on the left side of this complex, and a much lighter, yellow-colored point of Saturn will be a few degrees below Mars. Likewise, bright red Mars with more distances to their right contract. Due to the relatively constant distances, this view will be well visible From any time zone on Earth.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Tuesday, March 29

Although the crescent moon will move away From them after 24 hours But the gathering of the three bright planets Venus, Saturn, and Mars in the southeast sky will continue before sunrise on the morning of Tuesday, March 30.

On this day, Venus and Saturn reach their minimum angular separation, and At just 2.2 degrees apart, they can both be seen in the binoculars, which helps to see Venus' semi-bright shape and Saturn's elongated point. Venus' rotation toward the Sun each morning increases its distance From Saturn and Mars.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Wednesday, March 30

Wednesday morning, a very narrow crescent moon with a magnitude of 9.0 Moves to the bottom right and 5.5 degrees southwest of Jupiter's bright spot with a magnitude of -0.0. At mid-northern latitudes, the two celestial bodies are located just above the eastern horizon at about 6:30 a.m. local time and can be seen with the naked eye amidst the glow of a wolf. Observers in the tropics and the southern hemisphere, however, who experience the vertical eclipse, can easily see them. In these areas, the moon will be seen to the right and top of Jupiter.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

Thursday, April 11 1)

On this day, the last crescent of the month of Sha'ban 1443 AH, will be a day and therefore will not be seen with the naked eye, but it is still possible to easily observe it with optical instruments.

Friday, April 2

The new moon will be in the sky at 06:24 Tehran time and will provide a good opportunity for observers and night sky photographers for a week to learn about other phenomena. Enjoy the night sky. Including the Milky Way galaxy, which will be spectacular. Mars can be seen less than 0.4 degrees below Saturn. What is particularly striking about this sight visible to the naked eye is that the two celestial bodies have almost the same luminosities of 0.9 and 1.0, respectively, and will have a color contrast between yellow-white Saturn and red-orange Mars. Was. At 7 degrees, Venus shines brightly, so this spectacular sight is worth waking up early.

Tuesday, April 6

Mars and Saturn are still seen close together At 05:39, their angular separation reaches 0.3 degrees. At 20:52 in the evening, the moon is located at 6.6 degrees in the constellation of Parvin (M45) and at 23:24, it reaches 7 degrees in the star of Debran (Alpha Tauri), the red-eyed giant of the constellation of Taurus.

Friday, April 9

At the beginning of the midnight, the moon reaches its orbital distance at a distance of 404.4 thousand kilometers From the earth and at about 01:03 in the morning, it has a 1.9 degree angular separation with the M35 star cluster. It will be clearly visible with optical instruments.

Saturday, April 10

The first quadrant of the month will occur in the middle of the day and hours after nightfall. The Moon and the constellation Serps (Pollux) in the constellation of the two constellations reach an angle of separation of 2.3 degrees.

The beehive (M44) stars will be spectacular with optical instruments. A charming star is placed in the heart of Assad.

Wednesday, April 14

Before sunrise, a spectacular comparison b These two planets, Jupiter and Neptune, occur with an angular separation of only 0.1 degrees, which is the best opportunity to observe Neptune, of course, with optical tools.

Saturday, April 17

The moon is full on this night, which is exactly 23:25, and its height at sunrise and sunset provides a good opportunity to photograph terrestrial phenomena. An hour earlier, at 20:26, it will be next to the star of "Spica" with a separation angle of 4.6 degrees and will shine beautifully.

Monday, April 19 The planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars form a spectacular community of members of the solar system in April.

Tuesday, April 20

365.1 thousand kilometers at 19:46 Tehran time will be in the orbit and at 23:20 will be compared with the star of the heart of Scorpio and will be at 2.6 degrees.

The whole moon, sun and planets


At the beginning of April, the moon has passed a few days From the full phase and is heading to the last quadrant to leave the sky on April 11, and The new moon will be the guest of the sky on the 12th of Farvardin. As we approach the end of April, Only Earth's moon is slowly entering the first quadrant, so the best time to enjoy the deep night sky is mid-April, when the moon has both a small phase and a presence in the day sky.

At the beginning of the month The rising of the moon From the east and southeast will be in the evening and will shine in the sky until morning. Gradually the moon will rise later until it rises in the middle of the moon in the morning and stays in the sky all day. Going to the end of the month, however, it will still be evening sunrise and the moon will set in the morning. In the past, this constellation hosted the sun at the beginning of the year. But in our time, the sun passes through Pisces (two fish) in April and reaches the sign at the end of the month. Due to the location in the spring, during the day, the length of the day gradually increases. The central star of our home system is still in its infancy, creating spectacular aurora borealis on Earth.


It will not be possible to see the planet Mercury in the beginning and middle of April with the naked eye because its sunrise and sunset are very harmonious with the sun. Jupiter will pass 1.2 degrees south of the moon at the beginning, but it will be difficult to see this comparison because the two planets are only 12 degrees west of the Sun.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Meanwhile, observers in the mid-north latitudes at the beginning of the month to none They can not see Mercury. Regardless of the location, the fast planet is continuously illuminated From -0.1 to -1.8 throughout the moon. Observed by a telescope, the planet's phase will light up From 76% to completion, and its apparent disk diameter will shrink.

Finally, Mercury will only be visible in the evening sky at the end of the moon. To see it, you have to look west and northwest just before sunset.


Venus will be in the morning in April and will continue to dominate the sky. But it is slowly moving towards the sun, slowly increasing its angle with Mars and heading for Saturn to mark a spectacular event with the moon on April 8.

The next day, Venus is only 2 p.m. It will pass 2 degrees north of Saturn. After the beginning of the moon with a magnitude of 4.7 - Venus's apparent luminosity decreases slightly during the month. Observed by the Venus Telescope, it will have a bright phase that increases From 38 to 55 percent, while its apparent disk shrinks From 31.4 to 21.9 seconds.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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Observers in the tropics and southern hemisphere, where the zodiac It will be almost vertical, they will have a better view of Venus throughout the month. Towards the end of the month, the chance of observing Venus gradually decreases, but it still shines brightly in the dawn sky. Will be Venus' companion and will rise and set shortly thereafter. 4 passes. The celestial orbit of Mars will take it directly to Saturn, and Saturn's slower movement to the east of Mars will cause their angular separation to reach only 3 degrees on April 11, so that on April 15 they will have a very close bond.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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in the middle of the month, Venus, Mars and Saturn are close enough to be seen in binoculars. On the 18th of Farvardin, it passes through the south of them and provides a spectacular opportunity for observation and especially photography. After the arrival of the new moon with a magnitude of 1.25, Mars will gradually be seen less bright in the sky.


At the beginning of this month, Jupiter will not be visible to the naked eye, but gradually There will be a slight opportunity to observe it at around 06:15, and this opportunity will start earlier every day until it will be well observable at the end of April and will shine near the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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its four Galilean moons The Juno spacecraft, which recently captured a spectacular photo of the two, is performing a spectacular dance that can be seen in the early hours of the morning with the right optical instruments.


BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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The icy planet of the solar system in April will be completely present in the daytime sky until evening. Uranus will have good observation conditions at the beginning of the month, at least with binoculars, but gradually its viewing distance will be shortened to the point where it is not suitable for observation From mid-April.

BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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  • A detailed map of the mysterious aurorae of Uranus was prepared
BingMag.com <b>Astronomical</b> <b>events</b> of <b>April</b> <b>1401;</b> <b>From</b> the <b>spring</b> <b>equinox</b> to the <b>spectacular</b> <b>accompaniment</b> of the planets

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The farthest known planet in the solar system, which passed the solar comparison in late March, will be the guest of the constellation Lamb in the evening. Thus, due to its proximity to the sun and its distance From the earth, it will not have suitable observational conditions.

Sources: Space, Photophills, Astronomy, Nojum Magazine

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