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Star Brightly: 3 Celestial Events to Observe This April

Earth Month is the perfect time to celebrate space. Here are three celestial events to watch for this month.

april 2023 celestial events
Written by
Calin Van Paris
The height of spring can make the entire planet feel like a party. As the days get brighter and the light lingers longer, sprouts and
adorn the earth, and bright stars freckle the sky.
In spite of its characteristic showers, April 2023 provides plenty of time to stare up at the stars, with a solar eclipse and two meteor showers lending to the celebratory vibe.
Observing the stars is akin to stopping and smelling the flowers—an accessible and sustainable means of honoring the Earth, space, and our human reality. So why not celebrate Earth Month by looking up? Taking in the heavens may even inspire you to shift your habits down here.

3 April Celestial Events to Watch in 2023

april 2023 celestial events

April 20: Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Quick disclaimer: those in the U.S. won't actually be able to see this eclipse, which occurs in conjunction with the new moon. Rather, the rare hybrid eclipse
will be visible
from western Australia, eastern Timor-Leste, and Indonesia.
Some say eclipses come with potent energy, though, so don't be surprised if you feel the event's effects.

April 23: Lyrid Meteor Shower

This annual shower—which finds its radiance point in the Hercules constellation—
hits its peak
on April 23, sending nearly 20 meteors per hour streaking across the sky.

April 24: Puppid Meteor Shower

One good star show deserves another. Follow your viewing of Lyrid'd shooting stars with more at Puppid's peak—and don't forget to make a wish!