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Here’s How To Spot The Spectacular Lyrid Meteor Shower This Week

By Jack Saddler April 20, 2020

We could all do with a bit of sparkle in our lives right now.

And what better way to get it than from a real-life meteor shower? (Featured image: Islam Hassan, Flickr)

Photo: Phillip Chee/Flickr

The April Lyrids will be visible for the next few days or so, starting just last week. The meteor shower is expected to hit its zenith between April 22-25, but you should be able to catch it any night this week if you head out on a clear evening.

Photo: Rocky Raybell/Flickr

Viewers can expect to see five to 20 meteors per hour, and you’ll spot them if you look out to the north-east just after midnight or just before dawn. Let’s hope the clouds can give us at least one night off, eh?

See also: NASA has just released the highest quality images of the sun ever seen.