The Lyrid meteor shower is a bright one, which is good since the moon is still pretty big. The comets will look like they’re coming from Vega (part of the Lyra constellation), but really, they’re coming from the tail of the Comet Thatcher. (But Lyrid meteor shower sounds so much better than Thatcher meteor shower, don’t you think?”)
The meteor shower will peak between midnight and sunrise and if you’re in a remote area away from city lights, you should be able to see as many as 20 comets per hour. But if you miss it tonight, don’t worry. They should be visible through the 25th of April. NASA also plans to do a livestream for people who are unable to see it where they live.
So will I be dragging my kids out to see the shooting stars tonight? Making wishes? What do you think 😉