April Lyrids meteor shower to reach peak in a matter of hours

© Kenneth Brandon - Dark Sky Chaser

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak on Friday – here’s what you need to know.

The shower’s peak is expected to burst into the sky a few hours before dawn on Friday April 22nd. It usually lasts for less than 24 hours.

This year, spectators may struggle to see the shower through the bright glare of the full moon that happens to fall at virtually the same hour on April 2016.

Source and more info plus videos at  RT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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