Stargazers may get a good glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend. The annual meteor shower peaks Saturday and Sunday."Perhaps," said KING 5 Meterologist Jeff Renner. "Clouds are clearing in many areas, and that bodes well for the Lyrid meteor shower."Lyrid meteors are dust particles from the Comet Thatcher. Every year in late April, the Earth passes through a stream of debris from the comet. Dust particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere at speeds of 110,000 mph, producing a light show."Typically, about 10 to 15 meteors or meteorites are visible per hour," said Renner. "However, this year, we have a ‘new’ moon, which means dark skies and conditions favorable for seeing more meteors. Incidentally, the peak of the Lyrid shower is actually Saturday evening/early Sunday morning. That’s when I plan to look for some."A network of NASA scientists, amateur astronomers and an astronaut on board the International Space Station will attempt to capture the first-ever 3-D photography of the meteors from Earth and space."We’re going to try to photograph some of these ‘shooting stars’ simultaneously from ground stations, from a research balloon in the stratosphere, and from the space station," said Bill Cooke, the head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. Catching a meteor moving as fast as 17,000 mph, however, will take some luck."Actually, we think the odds are fairly good,” said Cooke, who estimates a 1 in 6 chance of a simultaneous catch between the ISS and one of the wide-field ground cameras. Amateur astronomers who wish to help monitor the 2012 Lyrids are encouraged to download the Meteor Counter for iPhones. The app records meteor counts and reports the data to NASA for possible analysis.For more information, visit NASA.gov.