Peak Date: April 22
The Lyrids come from the Comet Thatcher, which makes a trip around our sun once every 415 years. It won't be back until 2276, but you can get a glimpse of its detritus when you look up at the Lyrids, which produce between 10 and 15 meteors per hour, according to Cooke.
The Lyrids tend to lack persistent trains but occasionally produce fireballs, which are basically exceptionally bright meteors. Despite the low rate, a first quarter moon will make for solid viewing conditions after midnight.