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Mark Your Calendars: 5 Incredible Celestial Events to Watch in April!

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Astronomy and stargazing aficionados will find April to be an exciting month as a number of amazing celestial events are planned. These are five great astronomical occurrences to look out for in April, from supermoons to meteor showers. First, the Lyrid meteor shower, which may produce up to 20 meteors per hour, is anticipated to reach its peak on the night of April 21.

Second, the closest and biggest full moon of the year—the pink supermoon—will occur on April 27. Finally, from April 20 to April 24, the planet Mercury will be seen low on the western horizon soon after sunset. Fourth, during the whole month, the constellation Leo will be visible in the night sky. The Hubble Space Telescope will commemorate its 32nd year in orbit on April 22nd.

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