Lyrid Meteor Shower
April 22 - April 23
The Lyrids are expected to peak on April 22 and 23. A First Quarter Moon can make the shooting stars difficult to see. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and 25 every year. It tends to peak around April 22 or 23. The best time to see shooting stars from the Lyrids is after nightfall and before dawn. The Lyrids are created by debris from comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun.