Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week after ‘shooting stars’ drought

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week after ‘shooting stars’ drought

Skywatchers will finally be able to enjoy the thrill of spotting “shooting stars” again this week as the April Lyrids meteor shower arrives after a three-month meteor drought.

For those who enjoy gazing at the night sky within sight of meteors, commonly referred to as “shooting” or “shooting” stars, it’s been pretty quiet for the past few months. There are many meteor showers that occur throughout the year, but only ten are recognized as the ‘major’ meteor showers. The last such shower to have taken place was the Quadrantid meteor shower January 3. Since then, there have been no other noteworthy meteor showers to look for.

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