Lyrids Meteor Shower in Australia: What is it? Can I see it? What Time Will it Happen?

It’s time that Aussies take a break from their scheduled life and gaze at the stars. Something phenomenally beautiful is waiting for you all.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower, one of the memorable notable meteor showers, is due to light up the night sky around April 22, 2021, Wednesday (Australian time zone). Here’s all you need to know about the Lyrid Meteor Shower.

 What is Lyrid Meteor Shower?

Back then 2,700 years the Lyrid Meteor, primarily Northern Hemisphere meteor shower has been recorded. The name has been coined from the Lyra Constellation. It has been active for at least a million years. It is expected to deliver a peak of roughly 10 to 20 meteors per hour in the night sky to dazzle it.

It would be visible across the globe but far more clearly for Aussies. They are known for being bright and fast-moving, creating a sky worth watching.

It showers usually between the mid of April that is 16th April to 25th April. But this year, it’s a bit late and the sparkling event is from April 22- April 23.

 Can I see it? IF So, how:

It is recommended that you adjust your eyes to the night sky for around half an hour before going stargazing. And those in the northern end of Australia would have a better chance of spotting this sparkling shower.

Moreover, people away from the city life at clear dark sky locations have an even better chance of spotting them. Also, maintain a distance from artificial light and lay on the ground looking up to the sky.

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Why does it occur?

It occurs because of the Thatcher Comet. The Earth’ orbit crosses path with that, resulting in the comet losing its pieces of itself that goes flying into our upper atmosphere.

This type of meteor shower can be a relief and eye-catching for anyone.

Brief about Meteor:

A rocky body when enters the earth’s atmosphere as a result of the collision, appeared to be as light.

Prepare yourself for a night outing at the midnight with such an amazing dazzling sky.

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