Friday, April 23
Saturday, April 24
The "star" to the upper left of the Moon this evening is Saturn.
Sunday, April 25Saturn is above the Moon this evening.
Monday, April 26
The star left of the Moon this evening is Spica. To the right of the Moon is the constellation Corvus. Above them is Saturn. A small telescope will always show Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Tonight and tomorrow you'll find Titan four ring-lengths to Saturn's east.
Tuesday, April 27
Full Moon tonight (exact at 8:18 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning).
Wednesday, April 28
This week the Big Dipper floats upside down very high in the north after dark. Its Pointer stars, the two forming the end of the Dipper's bowl, point exactly straight down toward Polaris soon after nightfall.
Thursday, April 29
The Moon is up in the southeast after 11 or so, depending on where you live in your time zone. Look lower left of the Moon for orange Antares on the rise. By dawn on the 30th they've moved over to the southwest, as shown below, with Antares now to the Moon's left.
This has definitely peeked our interest in the night sky and I know we will be paying more attention to this as the year continues.
When we finished our fun study on the constellations we made popcorn and milk shakes and we all sat down as a family to watch a movie together.