Lyrid Meteors Grace The Skies Tonight
The Lyrid meteors will grace the skies tonight, but according to Space.com, the show is expected to be less than extraordinary.
According to the astronomy news source, the shower is occurring through April 25, but the bright moon will make it hard for viewers to see the meteors.
However, if you still plan on going stargazing, clear and dark skies are the best conditions to see the show, and the optimal time will be after 10:30 local time in the Northern Hemisphere, says the International Meteor Organization. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, the best viewing time is after midnight.
The Lyrid meteor shower can be during April every year when gazers can see up to 20 meteors per hour. The source of the shower is the comet Thatcher, which has an orbital period of 415 years.