The Lyrids are the oldest known meteor showers with sightings dating back more than 2,600 years. They are also one of the most frequently viewed meteor showers since they occur every year around April 16-25. The peak for viewing the Lyrids this year will occur in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 22, with 10 to 20 meteors per hour which can be seen for several seconds as they burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister.