Lyrids Meteor Shower

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 to Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Lyrids are a fairly average shower producing about 20 meteors an hour. You should probably be able to see bright dust trails (giving that 'fireball' effect) for several seconds. The shower begins around April 16th, peaking on April 21st & 22nd, then finally tapering off on April 25th. The gibbous moon could hide some of the fainter meteors, but it sets just before sunrise. The 2013 Lyrids are best seen after midnight, and during the short dark sky window just before dawn.