Sorry this info is late…..
"The best time to look will be between the
time of moonset [between 1 and 2 a.m., local time] and dawn, and the
best way to observe the show is to recline comfortably, facing anywhere
from north to east and gazing nearly overhead," Cook said.
Published April 19, 2010
For the 40th anniversary of Earth
Day, nature will be setting off some fireworks, with the peak of
the annual Lyrid meteor shower arriving on April 22.
the Lyrids might not be cosmic celebrities like August’s
showy Perseids, the April meteor shower has been known to offer up a
surprise or two for sky-watchers
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"Although the Lyrids have
been observed since 687 B.C., the behavior of the shower from year to
year is unpredictable," said Anthony Cook, an astronomer for the Griffith Observatory in Los
"An average Lyrid shower produces between 10 and 20
meteors per hour, but occasionally these rates increase to 90 per hour,"