The April Lyrid, an annual meteor shower, is expected to peak Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22.
The Lyrid meteor shower - considered to be the oldest known shower - is set to dazzle the night sky with up to 18 meteors expected each hour.
You can see it at 8 pm as the brightest star of Lyra - Vega - courses through the sky.
The meteor shower can best be seen by anyone in the Earth's northern hemisphere starting around sunset.
It is advisable to escape the city lights for the best observation conditions.
"A new Moon this year will make way for good viewing of the Lyrids, leaving the sky dark". While these rates are relatively low compared to other meteor showers, the Lyrids have been known to produce some fireballs. NASA said the first recorded sighting of the Lyrid meteors dates back to China in 687 BC. Some of them have trails that glow for seconds after the meteor has disappeared.
When can I see the Lyrids meteor shower? But the closer you get to sunrise the brighter the sky is going to become so plan accordingly! But, add a little sprinkle of shooting stars to it and the experience turns into one of the most mesmerizing and marvelous experience that one can witness in their lifetime.
Residents living in Brisbane and Queensland's north, as well as Darwin, will have a prime view of the shower. And give your eyes about 20 to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness - without looking at your phone - so meteors are easier to spot. The Lyrids will seem to emanate out from the group of stars Lyra (thus their name). They burn up in the atmosphere about 60 miles (100 km) up.
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