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Sky Reporter: April 2012

28 Mar 2012, 19:02 UTC
Sky Reporter: April 2012
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Sky Data

Sunday April 1st, sunrise is at 6:39 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. That evening the sun, located in the constellation Pisces, sets at 7:21 p.m.

On Sunday April 15th sunrise is at 6:16 a.m., and sunset occurs that day at 7:36 p.m.

The last day of the month, Monday April 30th, the sun is in Aries, rising at 5:55 a.m. and setting at 7:51 that evening. During April the length of time the sun is above the horizon each day increases by one hour 14 minutes. The altitude of the sun at noon, its maximum daily elevation, ascends during April from 54 degrees of arc on the first to 64 degrees on the 30th.

During this month average overnight temperatures recorded in Central Park near Belvedere Castle rise from 37 degrees Fahrenheit on the first to 46 degrees on the 30th.

Principal Phases of the Moon are:

April 6
Full Moon

April 13
Last Quarter

April 21
New Moon

April 29
First Quarter

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