Tour April's Sky by Eye and Ear!
This is “Global Astronomy Month”, and skywatchers around the world have lined up all kinds of online activities. But you can enjoy your own "star party" by just stepping outside.
Look west after sunset, and you’ll see dazzling Jupiter (with Aldebaran below it) and likewise brilliant Sirius on either side of Orion, the Hunter, who is studded with bright stars. Above the three stars of Orion’s belt is the red-supergiant star Betelgeuse, while below them is blue-white Rigel.
This month also features a chance to the Lyrid meteor shower, which peaks on the 22nd. Its relatively few "shooting stars" will appear weaker due to strong light from a nearly full Moon.
For more skywatching tips, download April's audio sky tour.