People hoping to see a shooting star should look up into the sky this weekend.
Lyrid's Meteor Shower will be active from 21 to 22 April, peaking in the early hours of Sunday. According to NASA, up to 20 Lyride meteors per hour could be visible over the northern hemisphere over the weekend.
The Lyrids, named after the constellation Lyra, where they appear to appear, are visible every April. The meteors are the result of the earth, which has come through the trail of dust and debris of the comet Thatcher.
The best time to see the shooting starts is around midnight local time. As with any meteor shower, NASA recommends getting away to dark places and light sources to get the best view of the falling stars.
"The Lyrids are best seen in the northern hemisphere during the dark hours (after moonset and before that) at dawn," NASA said. Find an area away from the city or street lighting Prepare yourself with a sleeping bag, blanket, or deck chair Lie flat on your back with your feet to the east and look up and take as much as possible from the sky for 30 minutes In the dark your eyes will adjust and you will see meteors, be patient ̵
The Lyrids are known for their fast and bright Meteors, though the shower does not normally produce a stellar show like the Perseids in August. It is known that the annual shower produces up to 100 meteors per hour, with the heavier showers occurring in 1803, 1945 and 1982.
The Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers in 2,700 years. The first record of a Lyrids meteor shower is according to NASA on 687 BC. Back.