Lyrid Meteor Shower

How to Catch the Lyrid Meteor Shower This Weekend

An annual star event called the Lyrids meteor shower is lighting up the sky this weekend, peaking late Sunday, April 21 and before dawn on Monday, April 22. The light show can actually be seen through the 25th, but a bright, shining moon might get in the way of the spectacle.

Thanks to that glowing moon, around 4 a.m. on Monday morning will be the best time to see the sparkling comets in the sky. Lucky skygazers in the southern US are in for the best view of all.