How to take a meteor shower

The Lyrids will peak late Saturday night / early Sunday morning. National Geographic reports that the Lyrid meteor shower is typically a moderate show, but this year could be different. Astronomers are expecting hundreds of meteors per hour during the peak of the Lyrids.

Raminder Singh Samra, a resident astronomer at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada, said:

“Typical hourly rates for the Lyrids can run between 10 and 20 meteors. However, rates as high as a hundred meteors per hour are not uncommon. On rare occasions there may even be fireballs… streaking across the sky, too, making it quite a spectacular sight for observers.”

via Lyrid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend.

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