Southern Cross | April

Southern Cross | April

April is a great time to start viewing the famous Australian constellation of the Southern Cross. You can track it over mid-autumn and winter evenings. When to look: 7.30pm, from April Which direction to look: South east When you head outside to stargaze, what you...

Venus & Pleiades | 3rd & 4th April

Venus & Pleiades | 3rd & 4th April

Pleiades is a beautiful open star cluster that's setting in the western sky after sunset. On the 3rd and 4th of April, bright Venus meets Pleiades below the constellation of Taurus. After you find Venus and Pleiades, look above to find a red star called...

Mercury in the Morning | 4th April

Mercury in the Morning | 4th April

It's the best time to see Mercury in the early morning sky. If you have a clear view to the eastern horizon on the 4th April, you'll be able to spot the closest planet to our Sun. It will be directly east and the brightest object close to the horizon.  Plus it will be...

Supermoon | 8th April

Supermoon | 8th April

There are two full Moons popularly known as "Supermoons" this year. They rise in March and April. The Moon’s orbit around Earth is slightly oval shaped or elliptical. So, every month there’s a time when the Moon is at its closest distance to Earth (at perigee) and...

First Quarter

1 April

Full Moon

8 April
Rises 6:32pm

Last Quarter

15 April

New Moon

23 April