The Lyrid meteor shower passes by Earth every year around April 16-25. This year the peak is expected to be shortly before dawn on April 22nd.

Number of meteors can vary, but on a Moonless night there may be up to 20 good meteors an hour. With the Moon out this year you will likely be able to spot less than that-but who knows? Dress warm, find clear dark skies, and look up!

You can use the free Meteor Counter app to record your meteor count and participate in NASA's LADEE mission! Available for iOS devices at

Radiant point of the Lyrdis meteor shower
Image of the radiant of the Lyrid Meteor Shower, courtesy EarthSky

Date: Tuesday, 4/22/2014

Time: 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM