Right in time for Earth Day, you can check out the Lyrid Meteor Shower's peak tonight between midnight and dawn local time, either outside in person or watching NASA's livestream. At its height, there will be 20 glowing meteors falling per minute
Monday night is a great night to watch the annual Lyrid Meteor shower, which will peak between April 21 and 22—just in time for Earth Day.
The annual April shower— named after the constellation its nearest, Lyra— will peak at around 20 meteors per minute according to NASA, giving viewers watching either on NASA’s live stream or out in the wilderness a glimpse of the falling meteors streaming, glowing tails.
NASA recommends outdoor viewers settle in dark, clear-skied locations far away from city lights. The best viewing will be between midnight and dawn local time, which gives you plenty of time to head someplace dark. If you can’t make it outdoors (or you’re stuck on a well-lit city block) check out NASA’s live stream, which will air starting at 8:30 pm ET. Either way, don’t forget to look up!
Here’s a peak at the 2012 shower, so you can see what’s in store: