Lydds are meteorites, derived from the fragments of the Thatcher Comet C / 1861 G1 – the maximum swarm fell this year on nights from 21 to 22 and 22 to 23 April.
The quality of observation will depend, of course, on the weather and the degree of cloudiness. It will also help remoteness from light sources, but with pure skies we can expect beautiful spectacles of up to a dozen “falling stars” per hour. Vigilance is recommended from 23 hours until morning.
“This year we expect the largest number of hours between 12 and 23 of our time on April 22. The most probable moment is however the hour 20. The Radiant Lyrids, or the place where their meteors appear to be, lie on the fringes of the constellations of Luther and Hercules. It is only in the second half of the night and it is best to watch Lydda, “quoted by Dr hab.