Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 7:58 pm
Tonight is a good night for a meteor shower. The Lyrids aren't known for their flashy shows, but this year they're getting help from a new moon.
The dark skies will be "ideal for meteor watching from the ground," NASA says.
Kelly Beatty, senior contributing editor for Sky and Telescope magazine, tells Weekend Edition host Scott Simon the best views are from the darkest places.