Lyrid Meteor Shower

April Meteor Shower

The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and 25 every year. It tends to peak around April 22 or 23.

Oldest Recorded Meteor Shower

Named after constellation Lyra, the Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers—according to some historical Chinese texts, the shower was seen over 2,500 years ago. The fireballs in the meteor shower are created by debris from comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun. The comet is expected to be visible from Earth again in 2276.

We can see 15 to 20 meteors per hours. And the visibility is going to be great this time as the new moon is on 23rd night. So meteors can be very easily spotted in the dark background

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