Lyrids Meteor Shower

April 22, 2024 – April 23, 2024 all-day America/Chicago Timezone

This year, this shower is smack dab in the middle of the full moon, phooey. Very poor visibility but maybe you’ll catch a few burners around midnight on the 22/23rd

The Lyrid meteor shower – April’s shooting stars – lasts from about April 15 to 29. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. The Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts aren’t easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out. The radiant for this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra.