Mercury (Budha) in Pisces (Meena) this month but crosses through the boundary of Cetus, the Whale on the 4th and at it continues moves to Pisces again on the 6th. And then to Aries on 15th. It is in superior conjunction with the sun on 10th. And by the month end reappears above the western horizon. By the month end it sets after the end of nautical twilight. It catches up with Mars on 22nd April when it will be just about degree and a quarter from it.
Venus (Shukra) is -4.0 mag as the month begins. It in Aries, the Ram (Mesh) to Taurus, the Bull (Vrishabh) on 8th. It is just about 3.5 degrees from Pleiades (Kruttika) on 14th. By 15th it marginally brightens up to -4.1.
Mars (Mangal) is in Aries, the Ram (Mesh) this month. It is now getting too close to the sun to be observed with ease. It is 1.4 mag object and still sets after the end of nautical twilight (see Mercury above), this month.
Jupiter (Guru) stars with -2.3 object and fades by 0.2 mag by the month end. It remains in Cancer, the Crab (Karka) this month.
Saturn (Shani) is 0.3 mag object that brightens to 0.1 mag by month end. It remains in Scorpius, the Scorpio (Vrishchik).
The Sun moves from Pisces to Aries on Apr 20th.
Phases of the Moon (timings in IST hh:mm)
Full moon: 04-Apr 17:36
Last quarter: 12-Apr 09:14
New moon: 19-Apr 12:27
First quarter: 25-Apr 05:25
April 2015 d h 1 12 Moon at apogee 4 12 FULL MOON 12:05 Eclipse 5 7 Spica 3.3S of Moon 6 14 Uranus at conjunction 8 11 Mercury 0.5S of Uranus 8 13 Saturn 2.1S of Moon 8 20 Jupiter stationary 10 3 Mercury superior conjunction 10 7 Moon furthest South (-18.2) 11 16 Pluto 3.2S of Moon 12 3 LAST QUARTER 03:44 15 10 Neptune 3.4S of Moon 17 3 Moon at perigee 03:47 361023 17 7 Pluto stationary 18 0 Uranus 0.1N of Moon Occn 18 19 NEW MOON 19 13 Mercury 3.4N of Moon 19 20 Mars 3.0N of Moon 21 16 Aldebaran 1.0S of Moon Occn 22 23 Mercury 1.3N of Mars 22 23 Moon furthest North (18.3) 25 23 FIRST QUARTER 26 15 Jupiter 5.3N of Moon 28 1 Regulus 3.8N of Moon 29 4 Moon at apogee