The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, discovered in 1861, is the source of the dust particles creating this shower that runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. Sometimes these meteors produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The crescent moon should not be too much of a problem this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. The crescent moon will not be much competition since it sets at 3:53 pm. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.