April 21, 22 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids are an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. These meteors can produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The shower will peak this year on April 21 & 22, although some meteors are usually visible from April 16 - 25. This year, a waning crescent moon will create only a slight distraction, but most of the meteors should be easy to see. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation of Lyra after midnight.
April 22 - Occultation of Venus. A thin, crescent moon will cross in front of the planet Venus shortly before sunrise. This event will only be visible on the west coast of the United States. Farther east, the occultation will occur after sunrise and will not be visible.
April 25 - New Moon