Happy New Year!
Here are the astronomical events occurring in the month of April: (All times are given in UTC format)
- March 1: Geosynchronous satellite eclipse season begins up until the equinox.
- March 4: Venus passes 0.1 degrees from Uranus at approximately 18:00. This will be the closest planetary conjunction of the year.
- March 5: The Moon will reach its full phase at 18:07, 10 hours before reaching apogee. This will be the smallest full moon of the year.
- March 11: Mars passes 0.3 degrees from Uranus at approximately 16:00.
- March 20: A total solar eclipse will occur. It will be best seen in the arctic, Scotland, and Scandinavia.
- March 20: That day also marks the Vernal Equinox at 16:57. Roughly equal days between the North and South Hemispheres.
- March 21: Moon will occult Mars at approximately 22:14. Best seen in South America.
- March 25: Moon will occult Aldebaran at approximately 7:17. Best seen in Northwest North America.