Lyrid meteor shower will peak overnight

Night landscape of a meteor shower in Bulgaria. (Shutterstock/Jasmine_K)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Stargazers are in for a treat.

This month's meteor shower will peak late Monday night into early Tuesday morning (April 22-23).

The Lyrid meteor shower is one of the oldest known meteor showers and peaks every year at the end of spring.

Although this year's meteor shower will be most visible in the northern hemisphere, it still might be difficult to see.

According to LiveScience, the full moon will prove problematic for catching a glimpse of the meteors.

"The best chance to see some Lyrids this year will be on the morning of April 23, just before morning twilight begins," Joe Rao, an instructor and guest lecturer at New York's Hayden Planetarium according to Space.com.

It's also important to get away from city lights and place yourself in a moon shadow. Earthsky.org suggests putting yourself in the shadow of a barn so it allows your eyes to become as dark adapted as possible.

The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to produce 10-20 meteors an hour.