The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but don’t expect a big show this year

Come Monday morning, April 22, the first good meteor shower in nearly four months reaches its peak: The annual Lyrid meteors. 

Unfortunately, 2024 will not be a good year to look for these “shooting stars.” There is going to be a significant handicap in the guise of a bright waxing gibbous moon, just one day before full phase. 


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