Lyrid Meteor Shower

  • Post by Weather & Climate
  • Apr 15, 2024

Get ready for a meteor spectacle! The first spring star rain is on its way, and you won’t want to miss it.

On April 21 to 22, we will have a chance to observe the largest meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere — the Lyrid shower, whose maximum will fall on this night.

Astronomers say the number of meteors can reach 18-20 per hour. The radiant of this stream is located in the constellation Lyra. And it is best to observe it at night and before dawn, first over the northeastern horizon, and then in the eastern part of the night and morning sky.

Look to the skies in the early hours of the morning of April 22, and catch the radiant stream in the constellation Lyra.

Though the meteors will be visible from April 16 to April 25 (or even April 30 on the years when there is less moon visible), the best time for viewing will be at the shower’s peak on April 22, so plan your time accordingly if you do not want to miss the shooting stars.

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