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Mercury is close to Mars (37.2') at 19:20 GMT, 19th April, 2011.



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Venus is at Aphelion (distance to sun: 0.728 AU) at 0:40 GMT, 19th April, 2011.



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The Full Moon (diameter: 33.305', declination: -14.66) at 3:44.0 GMT (2:44 UT), 18th April, 2011.

This is the second largest full moon of the year.



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The Lyrids meteor shower will reach its peak Thursday night and early Friday morning.
While the peak is later in the week, some meteors can be visible now through April 25.

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Lunar Perigee (distance moon center to earth center: 358096.6 km, apparent diameter: 33'58.6") at 7:06.2 GMT, 17th April, 2011.



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Mercury makes its closest approach to the earth (0.579 AU, magnitude 4.5), at 5:50 GMT, 13th April.



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Mercury is in conjunction in Right Ascension with Jupiter (3.5 separated from center of Jupiter) at 21:05 GMT, 10th April.



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Mercury is at inferior conjunction on the 9th April.
2.4 separated from center of Sun
Distance to earth: 0.587 AU



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Pluto is stationary: Getting Retrograde on the 9th April.



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Summer begins in the southern Martian hemisphere at 10:49 GMT, 8th April.



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