Even though we're in a quiet period for shooting stars, it's never too early to get the next meteor shower on your calendar. On April 22, 2013, we'll get to enjoy the Lyrid meteor shower! This amazing show features beautiful bright meteors with tails.
You will usually see 10-20 meteors per hour at the peak, but Lyrid showers are sometimes known for unusual surges in the rate up to 100 per hour. These surges are somewhat unpredictable though.
Best time to watch: After moonset or before dawn on April 22.