The April Lyrid Meteor Shower to Illuminate Our Skies

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Don’t forget to take a look at the sky tonight before going bed

Starting from April 16 till April 25 the palette of stars will be ornamented by April Lyrids. The Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers: they have been observed for two thousand and seven hundred years. They are most easily viewed in the Northern hemisphere, throughout the dark hours of the night. Anyone wishing to watch the celestial display should find a place away from city lights and look to the Lyra, or harp-shaped constellation. But you’ll have to be alert to catch them! The Lyrids are known for oblong, lovely, impressive, amazingly bright and fast meteors. And although this year they peak tonight, you’ll be able to catch them until the 25th.