On April 15, 2019, four beautiful space objects that you can observe will appear in the night sky. Two of them are located in the solar system, and the other two are distant stars.
Moon and Regulus
On the territory of the constellation Leo, at a distance of 77.5 light years, there is a beautiful star Regulus. It is considered the brightest in the constellation and represents not a single object, but an entire star system. If you know where the constellation Leo is, you will quickly find Regulus.
But for beginners on April 15, the Moon will be a great helper. The earth satellite will pass in 3 degrees to the north of a star. At this point, the Regula brightness will reach + 1.4m.
Mars and Aldebaran
Moving to the constellation of Taurus, where the orange giant Aldebaran is located at a distance of 65 light years from us. You are lucky again, because it is also the brightest star in the indicated constellation. For her search is usually used asterism stars Orion's Belt. Aldebaran himself is also considered the brightest star in the Hyades cluster.
April 15 to search for Aldebaran use Mars. To detect the planet will need powerful binoculars or a 60-mm telescope. Start review at 3:24. As soon as you find the orange disk of the planet, move 6 degrees to the north and see Aldebaran. The brightness of Mars will reach + 1.5m, while Aldebaran has + 0.9m.