Sadly, where I am staying at the moment, there was too much light pollution for watching the meteor shower. It is amazing how many lights there are in America even in semi-rural areas. When we were young, my brothers and I would get in the car with a telescope and drive out of the city to see certain astronomical goodies. But, a person on one's own cannot do that. One does not need a telescope to see the Lyrids
I hope some of you will see the Lyrids this year.
Tonight is suppose to be the peak night until the 25th, so please get up really early and try to see these. I shall try again tonight, however, as some meteors should be so bright as to be seen even in some light pollution.