With a keen eye and unobstructed view to the west, you might be able to find Mercury soon after sunset in early April. Act fast, though, because Mercury won’t remain above the horizon for long.
Mars appears a little higher in the western sky during the early evenings. With a telescope, you could spy some of the planet’s dark features or its bright polar cap.
Jupiter is shining in the eastern sky by nightfall and remains up all night long. The solar system’s largest planet sports cloud bands that are easily revealed by a small telescope.
The Lyrid meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours of April 22nd. Expect to see up to 20 bright meteors per hour after midnight.