Stay-at-home science demonstration for you this week. The annual Lyrid meteor shower will hit its peak this week. USA Today says Tuesday night into the early hours on Wednesday is the best time to watch the phenomenon. On average the Lyrid shower produces 15 to 20 meteors an hour.
Named for the constellation Lyra the Harp from where it seems to emanate, the Lyrid shower is one of the oldest known meteor showers with the earliest reports of those who observed it coming from China in 687 BC.
You and the kids take a nap Tuesday afternoon, then watch the heavenly show that night together.