Another great space science moment is just around the corner. No, it's not a total (or even partial) solar eclipse, and you do not need special glasses to see this phenomenon. We are talking about one of the oldest known meteor showers of our galaxy: the Lyrid meteor shower, which appears in the sky every year to give us some spectacular star observations.
To get the best view you must escape the city for less crowded pastures. It's also best to wait until after midnight to prevent excessive light pollution from obstructing your field of vision, according to Uproxxx. You want it to be as dark as possible when you are lying on your back preparing for stargazing. NASA also recommends lying on its back with feet pointing east. Meanwhile, give your eyes 30 minutes to get used to the darkness before you see meteors.
If you combine your 420 and Earth Day celebrations, or if you just want to think while watching the infinity of the universe, here is a funny story about the Lyrid meteor shower.
The Lyrids meteors are actually debris emanating from the comet Thatcher.
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Will you see the Lyrid meteor shower? This evening?