It peaked last night, but there’s still time to catch the show.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower may have peaked last night, but there’s still time to catch the show through April 25.In the Bay Area, you’re unlikely to see the blazing fireballs streaking across the sky at the coast and in San Francisco with fog in the overnight forecast, but you may see them overhead from inland areas. “The best chance for clear skies tonight will be inland away from the coast and down the bay shoreline,” said Roger Gass, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s office in Monterey. “Places like Hayward and near the San Francisco airport and down through San Jose and up and around Oakland, these locations will have a better chance.” 
The Lyrids peak every year in late April when the Earth passes through particle dust left behind by the Thatcher Comet. When Earth enters into the debris cloud, the bits of sand and small rocks burn up as they run into the atmosphere, creating a shower of shooting stars.
“From a dark sky location, you would expect to see about 20 to 25 meteors per hour during the peak,” said Gerald McKeegan, adjunct astronomer at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. “However, this year we have a bright moon that will make it difficult to see the fainter meteors.”
McKeegan said for the best viewing, you should find a fairly remote location away from city lights, and preferably a little higher in elevation. One popular location is Inspiration Point in Tilden Park, but he recommends finding somewhere even farther from the city if possible.  
“Once you find a spot, it’s best to lie down so you can see as much of the sky as possible,” he said. “Meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but their direction makes them appear to come from the east, near the constellation Lyra.”
The Lyrids is allegedly the first recorded meteor shower, with Chinese astronomers spotting these dancing lights in the sky more than 2,700 years ago.
Astronomers use the term “radiant” to describe the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to come, McKeegan said. The radiant for this particular meteor shower is the constellation Lyra.