Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.
The moon is bright in the morning sky; clearly seen at nightfall is the constellation Leo, containing the quckly-rotating star, Regulus. West of Regulus is the star cluster known as the Beehive. Jupiter is bright in the southeast, and in the west, Mars is dim and low on the horizon.
Saturn can be seen before sunrise. The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on April 22 or 23.