Watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Lyrid meteor shower can be best viewed tonight and particularly into the early hours of Sunday morning.

The last opportunity to see the shower was in January.

This weekend’s meteor shower will radiate from the east-northeast near the constellation of Lyra, which has given its name to the shower. There could be as many as 20 meteors per hour darting across the sky.

No binoculars or telescopes are needed; the meteors will be visible streaking across all parts of the sky, provided there is no cloud cover.

Microscopic in size, the Lyrids are the tiny particle remnants of comet debris, burning up in the atmosphere at 100,000 mph

Some of the meteors may be extremely bright, briefly lighting up the whole sky like a fireball.


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