LOOK: Meteor shower will light up the night sky this week

Heads up! The Lyrids meteor shower is slated to light up the night sky this week. Apparently, the annual meteor shower event will peak from the evening of April 22 until the early hours of April 23. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA): The Lyrid meteor shower has been observed […]

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Heads up!

The Lyrids meteor shower is slated to light up the night sky this week. Apparently, the annual meteor shower event will peak from the evening of April 22 until the early hours of April 23.

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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA):

The Lyrid meteor shower has been observed for more than 2,600 years. Chinese records show that “stars fell like rain” during the meteor shower of 687 B.C. However, in recent times, the Lyrids have generally been weak. The shower typically generates a dozen meteors per hour under optimal conditions with a brief maximum that lasts for less than a day. The shower’s peak this year will be in progress on April 22 to predawn of April 23. Although not numerous, Lyrids are bright and fast meteors. Figures 3 & 3a show the position of the radiant of the meteor shower at the constellation Lyra.

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If timing is right and the sky is clear, you might catch the Lyrid meteor shower when you look up from your window on Wednesday night.

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