Less people driving on the streets right now means less air pollution, and all the better this month especially. In just a few weeks, the southern skies will be illuminated for three consecutive nights by plummeting meteors. And with the moon a low radiance, sky gazers will have an even better chance at viewing the Lyrid meteor shower of 2020.\nThe American Meteor Society categorizes the Lyrids as a medium strength shower that usually lasts for about three nights. The Lyrid meteor shower is also one of the oldest recorded showers, dating back about to 687BC, or 2,700 years ago.\nWhile these meteors tend to lack persistent trains, or tails, they are actually capable of producing fireballs, which would certainly be a sight to behold.\nAMS says that while the shower is best viewed from the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere will have a great show, too.\nYou can catch the shower on April 16 to April 30, and they’ll be at their peak between April 21 and 22 at night. The moon will only be 1% full, so it’ll be great viewing conditions.\nView this post on Instagram I finally stayed up late enough to see and capture the Milky Way for the first time! Also saw the lyrid meteor showers :) I caught only 4 in this time lapse because they were so fast, but can we pretend the airplanes planes in the night sky are like shooting stars? 💫🎶 Thanks @fetrinh And @amerz19 for such a cozy and beautiful night out together 💕 Timelapse: 600 shots, 24mm , f/1.4 , 5 seconds exposures, ISO 2000 . Clouds and light pollution was present but it added a glow to it . #lyridmeteorshower #beautifuldestinations #lakecuyamaca #milkyway #astrophotography #astrotimelapse #timelapsevideo #skytimelapse #nightscape #nightphotography #stargazing #galacticcenter #vega #sandiegonights #lightpollution #5dmarkiv #24mm #longexposure #cuddlemood @milkywaychasers A post shared by JENNY | Travel Photography (@awaywithjenny) on Apr 22, 2018 at 5:09pm PDT\nAccording to EarthSky, who have been writing about astronomy since 1976, the best viewing time to catch the shower is expected to be the darkest hours right before the dawn of April 22, where no moon can wash out the sky and potentially crash the show.\nView this post on Instagram A Lyrid meteor streaks across the sky 💫 Photo by @nightwalker.photography . . . #beon12 #lyridmeteorshower #arizona #nightsky #astrophotography #instagramaz #igsouthwest #igersphx #night #stars A post shared by 12 News 🌵 (@12newsaz) on Apr 23, 2017 at 3:20pm PDT\nThe Lyrids can sometimes produce up to 100 meteors an hour.\nAnd while you're waiting for the shower, be sure to add the pink supermoon happening earlier this month to your "must-see" list.\nView this post on Instagram The #LyridMeteorShower peaks the night of April 22, into the hours before sunrise on April 23. Check the link in our bio to get ready for this celestial show with tips from Olympus Visionary @creativeislandphoto. 🌌 Captured with an OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 PRO. 25s | F1.8 | ISO 1600 A post shared by Olympus America (@getolympus) on Apr 20, 2019 at 7:29am PDT\nSo make your wish list and get ready to cast to your hopes and dreams into the sky this spring!