April Meteor Showers Guide

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)

General Information

Start dateApril 14
End dateApril 30
PeakMarch 22
CometC/1861 G1 (Thatcher)
Speed49 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate18


Right ascension18h 08m
Declination32° 00′ 00″

Pi Puppids (April 15 – April 28)

General Information

NamePi Puppids
Start dateApril 15
End dateApril 28
PeakApril 23
Speed18 km/s
Zenithal hourly ratevariable


Right ascension7h 19m 60s
Declination-45° 00′ 00″

Eta Aquarids (April 19 – May 28)

General Information

NameEta Aquarids
Start dateApril 19
End dateMay 28
PeakMay 6
Speed66 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate50


Right ascension22h 20m
Declination-01° 00′ 00″

Meteor shower guides for other months:

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