With the sun rising north of east and setting north of west, April brings rapid change to the weather and growth of spring plants at mid-northern latitudes. During the month, the sun rising and setting points appear to move about 15 degrees northward while the length of daylight grows nearly 75 minutes! Welcome to the first full month of spring!
|First Quarter||04/03/17 (1:39 p.m.)||11:47 p.m.||2:39 a.m. (04/04)|
|Full Moon||04/11/17 (1:08 a.m.)||7:01 p.m. (04/10)||6:47 a.m.|
|Last Quarter||04/19/17 (3:57 a.m.)||2:06 a.m.||12:14 p.m.|
|New Moon||04/26/17 (7:16 a.m.)||6:20 a.m.||8:05 p.m.|
|Times are Central Daylight Time for Chicago, Illinois, from US Naval Observatory calculations.
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For more information about the planets see:
- 2017 Evening Planets
- 2017 Morning Planets
- Venus as a Morning Star, 2017
- Chart and Image Collection
- Jupiter’s Year with Spica: A Triple Conjunction