April 2021

This Month’s Sky


Our 10th Anniversary!
    Spring is here and warmer starry nights are in bloom! I hope you are lucky enough to hear the sounds of spring peepers on a spring night. Mars continues to rule in the western sky after sunset, passing through the constellation Taurus, the Bull (Illustration 1).  In our predawn sky, Jupiter and Saturn are low in the southeast, but continue to climb higher each morning (Illustration 2).

    Time to get out and enjoy a clear spring night! Our sun sets later now, so our hike will begin around 9:00 pm. You may still need to grab your jacket, hat and gloves. Don’t forget your Starry Trail Map and binoculars. Take a minute to listen to the sounds of spring peepers filling the air! It is time to say farewell to the magnificent  Hunter, Orion. Orion will return to our night sky once again in early winter.

    Follow on Facebook and get weekly updates of the night sky also any special events! Plus there are printable kids activity sheets & more!

Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Sky Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky.


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out.

Night Sky Checklist

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this months night sky.

Starry Trails Audio April

Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!

Starry Trails Video Archive
Plus Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

follow StarryTrails.com on Facebook - weekly discussions and astronomy updates!

I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.