Lyrid meteor shower 2024: How to see stunning shooting stars and 'fireballs' during event's peak this week

The Lyrid meteor shower has officially begun and the spectacular peak of the sky show, where hundreds of shooting stars and „fireballs” will fill the night sky, is scheduled to begin this weekend. But what are lyrids? When exactly do they peak? And where is the best place to look for them?

First observed by humans about 2,700 years ago, the Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers. NASA. They are not as spectacular as some other meteor showers Perseids. At best, however, Lyrids are known to produce bright explosive space rocks Fireball meteorsand leave continuous trails of light, called meteor trains, that last across the sky for several seconds.

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