The 8th of April 2020 Supermoon, or the more common name, Perigee Syzygy of the Sun, Earth and Moon system.
Today at 2:35 was the last Supermoon for 2020 but the Moon will not rise until tonight so it will be passed the phase of Full Moon when it does. If you get a chance, go outside and have a look. If you miss it, don't worry, it'll be back next year.
If you are stuck inside the house this April, we are bringing you the Universe. Also some space News and what's going on in the world of space and astronomy. Come stargazing in our podcast as we look at the stars of April 2020!
Get your observing on! Here comes October and what are we going to look at? New Zealand switched to summer time, that is we put our clocks forward one hour. We are seriously starting to think now about solar astronomy.
April is the beginning of the season of the planets. Jupiter gets higher in the sky and Saturn and Mars start making an appearance. It’s also the month where we can start to fully appreciate the Milky Way as the Galactic Centre begins to rise.