ST. LOUIS– There is still time to catch some views of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. It peaked in the predawn hours this morning but will continue until the end of April.
The Lyrids typically produce only 10 to 15 meteors per hour at their peak. Not a lot, but they often have a nice tail streak to them when you see them.
Early morning is the best time to watch, but you might be able to catch some before bed. Clouds, of course, may inhibit the view as might too much moonlight.
You’ll want to get away from as many lights as possible. When you’re outside, lie flat on your back and lookup. Give yourself time for your eyes to adjust.
Lyrid meteors seem to radiate from the constellation Lyra the Harp, near the star Vega. That is where they get their name.