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The Lyrids meteor shower is peaking. Here’s how to enjoy it with a bright moon

The Lyrids meteor shower is peaking. Here’s how to enjoy it with a bright moon

A Leonid fireball is shown during the storm of 1966 in the sky above Wrightwood, Calif. NASA/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption NASA/Getty Images A Leonid fireball is shown during the storm of 1966 in the sky above Wrightwood, Calif. NASA/Getty Images Stargazers can get ready to watch one of the oldest-known meteor showers soon — they’ll just need to find some darkness from a nearly full moon. The Lyrids meteor shower is active until April 29 and is predicted to peak overnight from Sunday into Monday, according to the American Meteor Society. It’s best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere, the group says. Views throughout the night will change as Lyra, the constellation from which the shower radiates and gets its name, moves through the sky. Lyra hangs high at dawn so that will be a better time to view, the AMS says. The nearly full moon over the weekend will make it more difficult to see the meteor shower, but viewers can still see some, and it always helps to make the sky you’re …

Lyrid meteor shower 2024: How to see the Lyrids this April and when do they peak?

Lyrid meteor shower 2024: How to see the Lyrids this April and when do they peak?

Shutterstock/Ingo Bartussek One of the meteor showers I look forward to every year is the Lyrids, which peaks this year on 22 April. Its display will be dampened this time round by the bright light of the waxing moon, but it is still worth finding a clear night to spot its shooting stars. The best time to watch the Lyrids — or any meteor shower — is after midnight local time. The shower is expected to be active from 15 to 29 April, peaking between the evening of the 21st and the morning of the 22nd. So, look at the weather forecast… Source link