Last week we were blessed with a beautiful pink super moon and tonight, we’ll receive another offering from the skies… A METEOR SHOWER!
The Lyrids Meteor Shower happens every year in April for roughly 9 days from the 16th to the 25th, and this time around will be at its brightest on April 22 to April 23 – the perfect time for stargazing in isolation.
The best time to see the shower, which will see about 10-18 meteors shooting across the sky per hour, will be just before midnight and after. The meteors will have a longer streak, commonly described as ‘earthgrazers’. Ooooh.
In fact, some of them even leave a glow! Aaaahhh!!
The phenomenon is created by small pieces of Comet Thatcher, which makes its way around the sun every 415 years.
Want to make the most of the night? Get away from as much artificial light as possible and allow your eyes to adjust to the dark for at least 20 minutes in advance for the best viewing.
Especially in these times, it’s the little things in life!