Hi Elsa - You are quite right
Hi Elsa - You are quite right that the Lyrid meteor shower is occurring now. Typically, the Lyrids produce around 20 meteors per hour. The circumstances for this year's shower are not particularly favorable. The best viewing time is between midnight and 3:00 a.m. After that, the bright rising Moon will begin to interfere by making the sky too bright to see the fainter meteors. We cover the most important celestial events on this page, and the total lunar eclipse was this month's major highlight. We will discuss meteor showers in the future but will concentrate on those that promise the best show. Jeff DeTray