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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for April 2019:

Day (UT)Time (UT)Event
100:21Moon at apogee approx. 405,576 kilometres or 252,013 miles from the Earth.
204:17Venus (mag. -3.9) 2.7 degrees north of Moon.
218:40Neptune (mag. +8.0) 0.4 degrees south of Mercury (mag. +0.8).
222:51Neptune (mag. +8.0) 3.3 degrees north of Moon.
223:02Mercury (mag. +0.8) 3.6 degrees north of Moon.
508:51New moon.
616:48Asteroid Pallas (mag. +7.9) is at opposition in Bo├Âtes.
820:44Ceres (mag. +8.0) begins retrograde motion.
906:39Mars (mag. +1.5) 4.7 degrees north of Moon.
916:12Moon 2.1 degrees north of Aldebaran (mag. +0.9).
1003:47Neptune (mag. +8.0) 0.3 degrees north of Venus (mag. -3.9).
1007:47Mercury (mag. +0.3) at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun.
1015:57Jupiter (mag. -2.3) begins retrograde motion.
1113:25Moon occults star Tejat - μ Gem (mag. +2.9).
1119:40Mercury (mag. +0.3) at greatest elongation 27.7 degrees west in the morning sky.
1219:06First quarter moon.
1222:39Moon 6.6 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
1508:48Moon 2.8 degrees north of Regulus (mag. +1.4).
1622:12Mars (mag. +1.6) 6.5 degrees north of Aldebaran (mag. +0.9).
1622:13Moon at perigee approx. 364,208 kilometres or 226,308 miles from the Earth.
1802:37Venus (mag. -3.9) at aphelion 0.728 AU (approx. 109 million km or 67.7 million miles) from the Sun.
1822:14Moon 7.6 degrees north of Spica (mag. +1.0).
1911:13Full moon.
2207:40Moon 8.0 degrees north of Antares (mag. +1.0).
2217:03Ceres (mag. +7.8) 2.5 degrees north of Moon.
2218:00Lyrids meteor shower peaks ZHR = 20.
2303:47Uranus at solar conjunction.
2311:36Jupiter (mag. -2.4) 1.6 degrees south of Moon.
2514:27Moon occults Saturn (mag. +0.6).
2622:19Last quarter moon.
2818:23Moon at apogee approx. 404,500 km or 251,400 miles from the Earth.
3000:58Saturn (mag. +0.6) begins retrograde motion.
3007:49Neptune (mag. +7.9) 3.5 degrees north of Moon.