Lyrids 2021: When is the peak of the beautiful Lyrid meteor shower?


How to best see the Lyrids this year:

The shower might be spoiled somewhat by the presence of a bright Moon this year.

The April Pink Moon will peak in brightness just four days after the shower, making it harder to spot the shooting stars.

According to EarthSky astrologers Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd you might have some luck in spotting the Lyrids on the morning of the shower’s peak.

They said: “In 2021, we expect the shower to pick up steam beginning late at night Monday, April 19, probably peaking in the predawn hours on Thursday, April 22.

“The following morning (April 23) might be good too, if you’re game.”

The best time to see a meteor shower is typically between midnight and dawn.





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