Welcome to the 124th edition of 6 Storm Team Starwatch! This is a blog that will be posted every week that will list events happening in the sky.

Saturday, April 16th 2022

Early Saturday morning you will be able to see Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn if you look East about 45 minutes before sunrise (Sky & Telescope). These planets will appear in a diagonal line (Sky & Telescope). The image below shows what to look for in the sky.

Image Courtesy of Sky & Telescope

Additionally, the April Full Moon takes place Saturday (Sky & Telescope). The Moon is Full at exactly 2:55 PM EDT (Sky & Telescope). This Moon is sometimes called the Pink Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, the Fish Moon and the Paschal Moon (NASA). The Moon will appear Full from Friday morning through Monday morning (NASA).

Native Americans named it the Pink Moon after the herb moss pink – one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring, found throughout the eastern U.S. Herb moss pink itself goes by several names – creeping phlox, moss phlox and mountain phlox.

April’s full moon also has names with religious roots, such as the Pesach or Passover Moon, because Passover begins at sundown the day before, and the Paschal Moon, “from which the date of Easter is calculated,” NASA explains.

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