Lyrid Shower Coming on Earth Day

HARRISONBURG, Va.-- If you head outside this morning, you might catch a shooting star. One of the oldest known meteor showers is on full display this morning.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this year on the morning of Earth Day, April 22, but will be visible for much of the week.

Astronomers said, the Lyrids can produce as many as 20 meteors per hour at their peak. But, the moon might spoil some of the show this year.

They said, the Lyrids are so bright, they can withstand some moonlight. But, we won't be seeing as many as in years past.

Weather permitting, NASA will host a live video stream from one of its meteor cameras on Tuesday.


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