Look up! There's a cool celestial event to look forward to this month. The Lyrid meteor shower in Canada reaches its peak on April 22 and streaks of light will shoot across the dark night sky. As a bonus, you don't even have to leave the house to see it happen.\nIf you're bored at home and craving something interesting to do, how about watching shooting stars?\nThe Lyrid meteor shower takes place this time of year from around April 16 to April 25.\nFor 2020, the celestial event picks up late at night on April 19 before reaching its peak during the predawn hours on April 22.\nBetween midnight and dawn will be the best time to watch for a chance at seeing a shooting star streak across the sky.\nThis is actually the first meteor shower since January so it's pretty special.\nIf you want to watch this celestial show, you'll want to make sure there's a dark sky without light pollution first and foremost.\nThen you'll find Vega, a star in the constellation Lyra.\nAll of the meteors radiate from there and that's where the shower's name comes from.\nYou can expect to see about 10 to 15 meteors during the peak.\nView this post on Instagram Milkyway and meteor ☄️ 🌌 ☄️ First time trying out my astro tracking mount! I was able to get this 60 second exposure instead of the usual 20 seconds. Brings out more detail in the milkyway and the longer exposure time means a greater likelihood of catching a meteor in frame! Especially in the days before the #lyridmeteorshower 😉 . . . #astrophotography #lyrid #milkyway #milkywaychasers #meteor #lyridneteor #smithrockstatepark #myoregon #oregon #easternoregon #sky #exploration #galaxy #landscape #outdoors #mountain #nature #space #planet #travel #traveling #visiting #evening #stellar #skywatcher #starry #staradventurer #astro A post shared by Jorge Luis Cardenas (@cosmic.perspective) on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:54pm PDT\nYou don't need any special equipment to see this event though it could take your eyes 15 to 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness.\nHowever, cloudy skies would complicate things so hopefully the weather cooperates!\nDuring the peak, the moon will be a very thin crescent so its light won't get in the way of viewing the meteor shower.\nView this post on Instagram It’s my moms 60th today and we wanted to give her something special so we decided to give her the stars. This pic was taken today, after hours of cloud cover and moonlight made for fruitless shots, a meteor streaks across the galaxy in the early hours of the morning. My mom loves the night sky and tried to see the meteor shower over the weekend but couldn’t see it from the city. Shooting all night was worth it for just this shot alone.. Taken on my moms birthday too. Love you momma!! #happybirthday #birthdaypresent #nightsky #milkyway #starchasers #galaxyhunters #longexposure #longexposure_shots #longexposurephotography #astrography #astrophotography #lyridmeteorshower #meteor #meteorshower #northshore #mn #nightsky #duluth #upnorth #lakesuperior Shot composition: Billy Ungemach taken 4/24/18 3:24am A post shared by Jonny Facepunch (@samuphotography) on Apr 24, 2018 at 9:31pm PDT\nThe Lyrid meteor shower comes from a comet and every year in April, Earth passes through the orbital path of that comet and we get shooting stars.\nIt's also one of the oldest meteor showers.\nAt the end of the month, a huge asteroid will fly by Earth and you can see it with a telescope or on a live stream.\nIt's the biggest one that will soar by our planet all year.