Late April is a time for the Lyrid meteor shower, which started late last night, April 20 until dawn this morning.
The better viewing will be from Saturday night, April 21, until Sunday morning April 22nd. The Lyrids will more than likely peak.
If not, try again on Sunday night until dawn, April 22 and April 23rd.
To see the greatest number of meteors, watch the skies a few hours before dawn on April 21, 22 and 23rd. The radiant point will be near the star Vega in the constellation Lyra, which will be in the highest point of the sky.
The Lyrid isn’t a huge, robust meteor shower. However, the shower isn’t predictable either.
No matter the scope of the shower, seeing just a few meteors is still spectacular and fun.
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