Griffith Observatory

Get Ready, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is Coming. Here's How to Watch It

The Lyrid meteor shower is coming, and you won't want to miss it. Here is how you can see the shower and other helpful tips.

All Space Considered at Griffith Observatory

Every year during the month of April, the Lyrid meteor shower can be seen in the night skies.

The peak of the shower will be visible between the evening April 21 and the morning of April 22. It can be seen best with darker skies and no Moon.

The Lyrids are named after the constellation of Lyra the Harp. It will be a medium-strength shower but will be difficult to see with the gibbous Moon in the sky.

Best time to catch the shower?

The best time to catch the Lyrid Meteor Shower is the dark and early morning on April 22.

Tips for watching the shower?

Make sure it is very dark outside, perforable with clear and darker skies.

The use of binoculars or a telescope can also be very useful in seeing the shower.

A high place like the Griffith Observatory or another location that is not blocked by buildings, lights, or billboards can also help.

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