2017, April: Sun & Moon


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!



NASA Photo
Phase Date/Time Moonrise Moonset
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.
(For mjb & afb)

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