1 Apr At dawn, the moon is low in the southeast with Sagittarius to the right. Scorpius is farther to the right with Saturn and Mars above the Scorpion.
5 Apr Mercury is at perihelion, its closest approach to the sun, 0.3075 astronomical units away.
7 Apr The moon is at perigee, 56 Earth-radii (357,000 kilometers) away, its second-closest approach for the year. Because perigee occurs only 6 hours after the new moon, expect extreme tides.