Welcome to the 71st edition of StormTeam 11 Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted weekly that will list events happening in the sky this week!
Monday, April 22nd – Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
The waning gibbous Moon is going to be close to Jupiter the night of the 22nd. It will be its closest early Tuesday morning. The image below shows what you can expect to see in the sky:
Additionally, if you looked through a telescope with a wide field of view, you would see something similar to the image below. Jupiter is surrounded by its four largest moons.
Friday, April 26th 2019
Tonight is the Last Quarter Moon. A Last Quarter Moon looks like a half moon.
Saturday, April 27th 2019
Tonight is Starwatch at Bays Mountain Park. Come view the night sky for free with large telescopes. The event begins at 8:30 PM. Every Saturday night in April there will be a free viewing at Bays Mountain Observatories. If the weather is poor, the planetarium theater will be used to tour the current night sky!
Special thanks to Adam Thanz from Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and Dr. Gary Henson from ETSU for this information.