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Lyrid meteor shower: when to see it near London UK News

The annual Lyrid meteor show will peak in the UK sky on Thursday evening and Friday morning in a welcome treat for stargazers.

Shooting stars flying across the midnight sky can be a mesmerizing sight and now is your chance to catch a glimpse of them.

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The meteor is a burst of meteoric activity that occurs every year between mid and late April.

The Lyrid is the oldest recorded meteor shower still visible today and was first recorded in 687 BCE.

It is from the constellation Lyra which contains the star Vega and you can see it tonight.

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The best way to watch the Lyrid meteor shower

If you plan on staying up late to watch the annual shower, it’s best to bring a comfy chair and wrap up warm.

Additionally, you will need to find a dark spot away from light pollution and with a clear view of the sky.

The best time to see the shower is in the early morning of the peak day, waiting until after midnight when the constellation Lyra will have risen in the East.

The later in the morning you wait, the higher the radiant will rise and the fewer meteors there will be hidden below the horizon.

When it comes to the time she is expected to be at her peak, it is best to lie on the ground to see as much as possible.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-21 10:30:00

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