Get set for a fantastic outer space display early on the morning of Wednesday, April 22. First, Earth will pass through a stream of comet dust, which causes the annual Lyrid meteor shower. At the same time, Venus and our Moon will converge. During the course of the shower, Venus will blink for a moment before disappearing behind the Moon.
Look to the sky during the dark hours just before daylight. Viewing conditions will be best in the western parts of North America. Around 5 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, Venus will disappear behind the Moon. It should reappear 60 to 90 minutes later.