This week marks the height of the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower, one of the brightest shows in our cosmic neighborhood. The Earth will be passing through the trail of a comet discovered in 1861. This latter’s remaining pieces will come shooting through the sky in what always promises to be a good show. Considering the fact that the moon will be a crescent, there will likely be little interference in areas with clear skies and away from cities.
How Best To View the Lyrid Meteor Shower
“It would be best to face towards the northern half of the sky with the moon at your back.” At least according to an AMS recommendation.