Peak of Lyrid meteor shower occurs Wednesday night and Thursday morning

Peak Lyrid meteor shower tonight
Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 17:21:02-04

MISSOULA — The last mostly clear night we have will also present the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower!

The peak of the meteor shower will occur with 10-15 meteors per hour around 9-10 PM Wednesday night.

Meteors will be visible into the early hours of Thursday morning, too!

Look to the northeast and hopefully you will be able to catch a few!

The only trouble we run into with our viewing forecast in Western Montana are the clouds and moonlight.

While skies stay clear during the peak hours of 9-10 PM, we will be fighting through nearly-full moonlight.

The moon’s light will dull the view of the skies before setting around 4:27 AM Thursday morning, but then clouds move in ahead of our incoming cold front.

Either way, hopefully you can see through light pollution from the moon or catch a few between clouds early tomorrow morning!