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How to Catch the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

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How to Catch the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

How to Catch the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

How to Catch the Peak, of the Lyrid Meteor Shower.

CNN reports that the Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak overnight on April 22.

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The shower is named after the constellation Lyra.

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According to the American Meteor Society, the meteor shower is best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere along the northeastern sky in the mid-northern latitudes.

CNN points out that this area encompasses all of North America.

To catch a glimpse of the meteor shower, it helps to find an area away from the light pollution produced by cities.

NASA recommends allowing 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to make spotting meteors easier.

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According to NASA, the Lyrids have been observed for 2,700 years.

The Lyrids are known for having bright, fast-moving meteors.

Previously, as many as 100 meteors have been spotted in a single hour when the Lyrids reach their peak.

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CNN recommends trying to catch a clearer glimpse of the meteor shower between late in the evening on April 22 and dawn on April 23.

This shower is expected to remain active until April 29.

Following the Lyrids, 2022 will see ten other meteor showers reach their peak.

The next meteor showers will be the Eta Aquariids from May 4 to May 5 followed by the Southern delta Aquariids from July 29 to July 30


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