Lyrid meteor shower

2013 Apr 22

The Lyrid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity. Some meteors will be visible each night from 19 Apr to 25 Apr, but the best show will be expected on or around 23 April 2013. The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 10 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 13 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.