It is that time of the year, again… it is time to look up and enjoy the 2021 Lyrids meteor shower.
The Lyrids reaches its peak on the night of April 21- 22, with some activity on the nights prior and following.
Lyrids will appear to originate from the constellation Lyra, near Vega. The source of the shower is debris from Comet C/1861 Thatcher.
This shower can produce up to 18 meteors per hour. Light pollution from the moon and from artificial sources can hamper your view. There may be a better chance to see some activity when the moon sets later in the evening.
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