See the planets Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn in the April 2022 sky

Growing up in the Bronx during the 1960s and 1970s, one of my astronomy mentors was Dr. Kenneth L. Franklin, president and chief scientist of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, who has written about celestial events for the World Almanac and The New York Times.

Periodically, Ken referred to our “dynamic and ever-changing sky.” Such an eloquent description would certainly fit the day-to-day changes between the planets in our morning sky this month. Morning planets are front and center in April, with four of the five brightest planets in the solar system aligned in the east-southeast sky.

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