Hopefully, with clear skies and perfect night-time conditions, you will be able to see about 15 to 20 Lyrid meteors per hour at its peak, which occurs between the late night of April 21 and the morning of April 22, 2012.
Experts state that the peak should be at about 0600 coordinated universal time (UTC) on April 22, which is equivalent to 2:00 a.m. eastern daylight time (EDT, on the east coast of North America) on Sunday morning April 22, or 11:00 p.m. Pacific daylight time (PDT, on the west coast of North America) on Saturday night April 21.
They also predict that the best place to view the Lyrids is in eastern part of North America, although all of North America should get a good sight of these meteors.
What is good about 2012 for viewing the Lyrids is that the Moon will be in its new phase, so will not hinder us seeing the meteors streaking across the pitch-black, night sky.
Even if you miss the peak, the Lyrid meteor shower lasts to April 25, so check out the radiant of the Lyrid meteor shower, which is near the star Vega -- the brightest star in the constellation Lyra.
Look to the northeastern part of the night sky, which is the direction to see the constellation Lyra.
Page two continues with some information on the 3D efforts by NASA with the Lyra meteor shower.