Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Friday April 22

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 4:43 pm
By: News On 6

Stargazers may want to watch out for the Lyrid meteor shower as the Earth enters a stream of dusty debris from Comet Thatcher.

Forecasters expect the shower to peak on April 22nd with as many as 20 meteors an hour. Visibility will be reduced by bright moonlight.

The best time to look is Friday morning during the hours before dawn.

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