The Lyrids are understood for their quick and intense meteors, though not as quick or as abundant as the popular Perseids in August, Lyrids can amaze watchers with as lots of as 100 meteors seen per hour.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will dazzle the skies this weekend, hitting its peak on Saturday around dawn. The Lyrid meteor shower will go on for nearly the rest of the month, lasting until April 25.
The Met Office says, 'This year the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible from 16-25 April, peaking on 22 April.
Though the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower will not be featuring an outburst of such incredible proportions, next week's event will be spectacular nonetheless.More news: Jenna Bush Hager tearfully gives update on grandmother Barbara Bush's health
It's recommended that you step outside and look up at the sky 20 minutes before the shower is due to take place.
The good news is you don't need to locate the shower's radiant point in order to spot the falling Lyrids, states EarthSky.More news: Michigan's Desiree Linden wins 2018 Boston Marathon
"Any meteors visible the sky will likely appear unexpectedly, in any and all parts of the sky", clarifies the media outlet.
Where is the very best location to see the Lyrid Meteor Shower?
When Earth crosses the comet's orbital path each year in April, the debris collides with our planet's atmosphere at a speed of 109,600 miles per hour. The shower happens when the earth crosses through debris from the comet Thatcher.
The next one, called Eta Aquarids meteor shower, is set to begin on April 19 and will last until May 28.More news: Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Deportations for Immigrants Convicted of Some Crimes
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