Spring’s Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week—Here’s How to Watch It

Enjoy one of nature’s most breathtaking sights, all while staying safely away from others.

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  • The annual Lyrid meteor shower officially started up last Thursday and will be visible until Saturday, April 25.
  • The Lyrid meteor shower will be visible each night from 10 p.m. to 4:45 a.m., with a peak viewing period from 3:45 to 4:45 a.m.
  • Lyrid’s peak viewing time will take place Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

Tired of watching TV, staying cooped up inside, or staring at a computer screen? You’re in luck: For the next few days, all you need to do is look up. The annual Lyrid meteor shower, spring’s only such visible event and one of the oldest known meteor showers, officially started up last Thursday and will be visible each night until Saturday, April 25. Over the course of their 10-day appearance, thousands of shooting stars will dart across the sky.

Lyrid’s peak viewing time will take place Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, according to NASA. (A peak at dawn on Earth Day is a wonderful cosmic coincidence, right?)

The Lyrid meteor shower will be visible each night from 10 p.m. to 4:45 a.m., with a peak viewing period from 3:45 to 4:45 a.m., according to the Griffith Observatory. Early risers, you’re in luck—that’s the hour right before dawn. Sharp observers should be able to spot about 10 to 20 meteors per hour in optimal viewing conditions. With a new moon on Tuesday night, expect the perfect amount of darkness.

 

https://www.prevention.com/life/a32212958/lyrid-meteor-shower-2020/

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