Lyrid meteor shower

14/04/2024 - 30/04/2024

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Lyrid meteor shower

When to watch in 2024: Late evening April 21 until dawn April 22 will be best. The predicted peak is 9:23 UTC on April 22. The peak of the Lyrids is narrow (no weeks-long stretches of meteor-watching, as with some showers). In 2024, the full moon falls at 23:49 UTC on April 23. So meteor watching will be impacted by a bright waxing gibbous moon.

Radiant: Rises before midnight, highest in the sky at dawn.

Nearest moon phase: Full moon falls at 23:49 UTC on April 23. So a bright waxing gibbous moon will be in the sky during the peak morning for the 2023’s Lyrid meteor shower.

Duration of shower: April 15 to April 29. Expected meteors at peak, under ideal conditions: In a dark sky with no moon, you might see 10 to 15 Lyrids per hour. The Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring rates of up to 100 per hour!

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