The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight and tomorrow
Those looking skywards can observe using just their naked
eye can expect to see up to 20 shooting stars an hour — an average of one every
The Lyrid meteor shower are a meteor shower lasting from
April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is in the
constellation Lyra, near this constellation's brightest star, Alpha Lyrae
(proper name Vega). Their peak is typically around April 22 each year.
The Lyrids begin as tiny specks of dust that hit Earth’s
atmosphere at 176,400 km/h, vaporizing from friction with the air and leaving
behind the streaks of light we call meteors.
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