Lyrid meteor shower peaks early tomorrow morning
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak early tomorrow morning and will be visible for much of the week.
However, due to a bright waning gibbous moon, much of the shower could be washed out by the moonlight.
The showers’ peak will hit just before dawn Tuesday.
The moon “will spoil a lot of the show. So I would not set high expectations,” says Bill Cooke, who directs NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
NASA will have a live video stream of the shower (weather permitting) from one of its meteor cameras.