Lyrids Meteor Shower 2010 Peaks April 22

Every year, the sky will be showered with beautiful lights brought by the meteors originating form the constellation Lyra. From the origin itself, the meteor shower is named Lyrids Meteor Show. Taken from wikipedia, the Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 every year. It has been observed for the past 2600 years. This thing happens as Earth passes through debris from the Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1).

The meteor rate will be fairly high for about two days before and after and that that date would be April 22. Scientists are saying that the best time to observe the meteor shower is during the dark hours before dawn. The good thing about it, you won’t be needing any special optical equipment to see the meteors. Just position yourself in an area wherein there less light pollution or a dark place as far away from city lights as possible. Viewing conditions will be more favourable to those observing in the northern hemisphere.

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