April has 3 visible meteor showers throughout the month with two of them having their peak days on consecutive nights (although unfortunately each of them is only visible in one hemisphere).
Meteor showers are some of the coolest celestial events to witness. It is not necessary to use a telescope or binoculars to watch them, making them some of the most accessible as well for people that are just getting into astronomy and stargazing.
Every month there are a few meteor showers. They are very consistent and happen every year around the same dates and in the same location in the sky.
If you want to learn more about meteor showers, check out the following articles:
List of April meteor showers
The following are the meteor showers that will happen in the month of April.
The list is sorted by the peak date.
Lyrids (April 14 – April 30)
|Start date||April 14|
|End date||April 30|
|Comet||C/1861 G1 (Thatcher)|
|Zenithal hourly rate||18|
|Right ascension||18h 08m|
|Declination||32° 00′ 00″|
Pi Puppids (April 15 – April 28)
|Start date||April 15|
|End date||April 28|
|Zenithal hourly rate||variable|
|Right ascension||7h 19m 60s|
|Declination||-45° 00′ 00″|
Eta Aquarids (April 19 – May 28)
|Start date||April 19|
|End date||May 28|
|Zenithal hourly rate||50|
|Right ascension||22h 20m|
|Declination||-01° 00′ 00″|
Meteor shower guides for other months: