Friedrich Wenz (24 Apr 2022)

Christ Is Risen - He Is Risen Indeed

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1)


MORNING PLANETS: This is a great week to wake up early and look at the planets. They're all lined up. This morning, Jeff Dai photographed the pre-dawn scene from the Yunnan province of China:

"The display shocked me--it was so beautiful!" says Dai. "I watched as Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter rose one by one in the eastern sky. The dawn was so serene. I could see all of these celestial wonders reflected in the peaceful waters of Lake Nian."

The view is about to improve. Venus and Jupiter are converging for a tight conjunction on April 30th and May 1st. They'll be so close together, some onlookers may think the planets have merged. On April 26th and 27th, the crescent Moon will glide by the converging pair. Set your alarm for dawn and enjoy the show.

Sky maps: April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1.