The Lyrids will peak late Saturday night / early Sunday morning. National Geographic reports that the Lyrid meteor shower is typically a moderate show, but this year could be different. Astronomers are expecting hundreds of meteors per hour during the peak of the Lyrids.
Raminder Singh Samra, a resident astronomer at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada, said:
“Typical hourly rates for the Lyrids can run between 10 and 20 meteors. However, rates as high as a hundred meteors per hour are not uncommon. On rare occasions there may even be fireballs… streaking across the sky, too, making it quite a spectacular sight for observers.”