The Lyrid radiant at 03:00 UT (04:00 BST) in the UK on the morning of April 22nd looking SSE.
2013: A bright moon close to full will hamper viewing of this year's Lyrid meteor shower. However the moon will set about 1.5 hours before sunrise and this will be the best time to look as the rate should be at it's maximum then. Lyrids appear to radiate from a point between the constellations Lyra and Hercules. The shower usually produces up to 20 bright meteors per hour, occasionally many more have been seen. This year Saturn is on view, in Virgo 5 days before opposition.
The lyrid radiant achieves a good height by midnight but more meteors will be seen in the early hours. It is best to look away from the radiant as meteors will appear in any part of the sky. Those near the radiant will appear foreshortened as they are heading straight towards you!
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