The Lyrids meteor shower passes by Earth every year around April 16-25. This year the peak is expected to be shortly before dawn on Wednesday, April 22nd, though there may be a nice amount of meteors that evening through the morning of the 23rd, too. 

The number of meteors can vary, and very rarely reach  "storm" levels of frequency, but on a very dark and moonless night, a very lucky and sharp observer may be able to see 10-20 meteors per hour.

If you want to try to spot some meteors you may want to bundle up as it's still a bit chilly at night for most folks in the Northern Hemisphere! Get to a dark spot, get comfortable, bring extra blankets to stay warm, and let your eyes adjust to the dark sky. A cozy lounge chair makes for a great seat, as does simply lying on your back on a blanket, eyes scanning the whole sky.

Find out more Lyrid observing tips for this year courtesy EarthSky . The Night Sky Network has a handout that you may find useful for your meteor watching party: Heads Up: It's a Meteor Shower Handout!
Radiant point of the Lyrid meteor shower
Image of the radiant of the Lyrid Meteor Shower, courtesy EarthSky

Date: Tuesday, 4/21/2020 - Thursday, 4/23/2020

Time: 10:00 PM - 5:00 AM