Live streaming of Lyrid meteor shower: Watch it here

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New Delhi: The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak shortly before dawn on April 22, 2018. Up to 20 meteors per hour will likely be visible overnight on April 21-22, as per NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

According to  Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “Lyrid meteors are active from April 14 through the 30th. They peak on the 22nd. In the early morning sky, a patient observer will see up to more than a dozen meteors per hour in this medium-strength shower, with 18 meteors per hour calculated for the peak. US observers should see good rates on the nights before and after this peak. A bright first quarter moon plays havoc with sky conditions, marring most of the typically faint Lyrid meteors. But Lyra will be high overhead after the moon sets at midnight, so that’s the best time to look for Lyrids.”

The meteor shower can be watched on a free webcast from the Slooh Community Observatory. Its five-hour show will have expert commentary from observatories in Chile, the United States,…

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