Lyrid's namesake is the constellation Lyra, a cosmic harp whose brightest star, Vega, is twice as massive as our sun and likely has multiple large planets in its orbit. Vega is the Lyrids' more precise radiant but because of foreshortening, the show from this angle appears short-lived. Turn away from the constellation and face east to catch a longer glimpse of nature's fireworks. The show is most visible from the Northern Hemisphere and from the time the moon sets until dawn breaks. If you're down under, don't fret––the Lyrids can still be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, they will just appear lower on the northern horizon.