Things to spot in the night sky over Merseyside this April


There’s plenty to spot through this month in the skies over Merseyside.

Here’s what you can spot if skies are clear.

International Space Station

The ISS can be seen on a clear night at times throughout the year, all you have to do is look for a bright travelling object.

The ISS will be visible on Wednesday 12th April at 9:21pm.

READ MORE: Ultimate guide for astronomical events to spot over Merseyside in 2017


Out closest planet starts to set around 7pm and will disappear under the horizon at 11:10pm, so you will have to be quick when the light fades to spot it.


Jupiter is visible for most of the nights through April in a southerly direction and can be seen as a bright star depending on visibility conditions.


Saturn wont be visible until the early hours when it rises at 2am, after this it can be seen in a southerly direction.

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