The Lyrid meteor shower of 2021 peaks tonight! Here's how to see it.

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What time is the Lyrid Meteor Shower 2021?

One of the oldest known meteor showers will make an appearance just in time for Earth Day 2021. The Lyrid Meteor Shower, which typically peaks during late April, will light up the sky on the night of Wednesday, April 21 into the early morning hours of Thursday, April 22. al.comLyrid Meteor Shower 2021: Best times, tips to see Earth Day shooting stars

Where can I see the Lyrid meteor shower?

Where to look for the Lyrid meteor shower? Look out for the Lyra Constellation. If you lay down on the grass and look straight up in the air, keep an eye out for Vega, a bright star. Just to the right of that point, you will see the show. KCRA SacramentoHow to catch the 2021 Lyrid meteor shower in NorCal

When is the meteor shower April 2021?

Active from April 14 to April 30, it is expected to be at its peak from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, or April 21 to 22. There are records from ancient Chinese astronomers spotting these bursts of light more than 2,700 years ago. The New York TimesLyrid Meteor Shower 2021: How to Watch

Another fireball in the sky? It could happen soon

South Florida Sun Sentinel 21 April, 2021 - 06:01pm

According to the American Meteor Society, prime viewing of the spectacle— which began April 14 and ends April 30 — should peak the night of April 21 or in the pre-dawn hours of April 22, and could produce fireballs such as the one seen streaking across the South Florida sky last week.

Meteors, according to the AMS, are caused by “streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories.” Fireballs are especially bright meteors.

For best viewing, the experts at AMS suggest waiting until the moon has set before looking for the meteor shower. It said that would allow “at least two full hours prior to dawn to see Lyrid activity under dark skies.”

Viewing conditions in South Florida may be obscured by cloudy conditions, according to AccuWeather. Moonlight could also effect the visuals as Earth moves closer to its full phase on April 26.

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