Lyrid meteor shower to peak tonight – with dozens of shooting stars per hour

The Lyrid meteor shower will be peak over the UK tonight!

The annual Lyrid Meteor shower peaks overnight tonight April 21and into the early hours of Wednesday April 22.

The best time to watch it will be between midnight and dawn, and they’re more visible under dark, clear skies.

This year’s peak coincides with the new moon tonight, which means skies will be especially dark, and the meteors will be more visibility.

You won’t need a telescope or any special equipment to see them.

Give your eyes 15 minutes to adapt to the darkness and you will begin to see meteors.

Stargazers will be able to see between 10 to 15, possibly even 20 meteors per hour.