Meteor Show Tonight Scant moonlight should make Lyrids visible after midnight By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Apr 21, 2012 10:46 AM CDT 3 comments Comments A meteor from the Geminids meteor shower in 2009. (Getty Images) (Newser) – The sky is putting on a free light show night. The Lyrid meteor shower is here, and it peaks in the wee hours, reports Discovery News. The Lyrids aren't as big as the Perseids of summer or the Geminids of winter, notes ABC News, but a new moon tonight should make the sky nice and dark for optimal viewing. The advice at Space.com is pretty straightforward: Go out after midnight and look up.