The Lyrid meteor shower will peak on April 21, April 22: What to know

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Get ready for another show in the sky, space fans. This time it will be a shooting star.

The Lyrid meteor shower will peak in 2024 It begins late night on Sunday, April 21 and continues until dawn on Monday, April 22.

harps, One of the oldest known Metroid bathsThe display began on April 15 and runs through April 29, but the weekend will be the best time to catch a glimpse of the display, which NASA said people around the world can watch.

The first recorded sighting of a Lyrid meteorite display, It dates back to 687 BC by the ChineseAstronomers say.

Here's everything you need to know about this phenomenon, including when to watch it and the best place to watch it.

Lyrid meteor shower 2024: A visual guide to the celestial view

What are meteorites? What are meteors? What is a meteorite?

Meteorites They are small rocks still in space. When they enter Earth's atmosphere, they burn up, forming a tail of debris as they disintegrate before reaching Earth. During that stage, they are called meteorites.

Those that survive the journey through the atmosphere and collide with the Earth's surface are called meteoroids. Some small pieces of the asteroid have been tracked as far away as the Moon and Mars.

Lyres are known for their fast meteors, according to NASA, and they can produce an occasional bright flash called a fireball.

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What is the best place to watch the Lyrid meteor shower?

According to NASA, the best view of showers in the Northern Hemisphere is after moonset and before dawn.

Here are tips from the space agency:

  • Choose an area away from city lights or street lights.
  • Bring a sleeping bag, blanket, or lawn chair.
  • Lie on your back with your feet facing east and look up.
  • be patient. About 30 minutes in the dark your eyes should adjust and you should start seeing meteors.

Watch the video: Meteor, fireball lights up the sky in New Jersey and other East Coast states

How many liridia will we see per hour?

Meteor showers are often named after constellations, stars, and even asteroids.

Experts say that if the sky is dark and the moon is absent during this year's show, viewers at the peak of the show can expect to see 10 to 15 harps every hour.

Natalie Nessa Alund is a senior correspondent for USA TODAY. You can reach her at [email protected] and follow her at X@natealund.

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