"The radiant point (will be at its) highest in the sky at 3am, so you'll see between 10 to 15 meteors per hour at that time, if you're under a dark sky". "I can guarantee you from Melbourne you might only see one or two meteors from this shower". The timing is flawless for the return of stunning meteor showers.
"The Lyrid Meteor Shower, from our position ... is never anything worth getting up for", he tells Broadsheet.
The Lyrid Meteor Shower is one of the oldest-known meteor showers, and it's active from April 16 to the 30th.
Poor Orpheus was not able to succeed in his task, so he lost his beloved a second time, but I like to think that when his meteor shower peaks overhead every year in April, then that's the time to listen for the song of his beloved Eurydice rising up from the earth, in birdsong, in wind, in wave, and in all the things that seem to rise up from the Earth with love in this season.
"The Lyrids appear to come from the vicinity of one of the brightest stars in the night sky - Vega", NASA officials said in a statement. We haven't had a significant meteor shower rain down lovely streaks of light since January.
The Met Office forecast a clear night for most of the United Kingdom, so the Lyrids should be clearly visible from people's gardens, even with the naked eye. It is important to get out of town and away from light pollution. There will be an nearly new moon in the sky, so its light won't interfere with your viewing as it did during nearly every meteor shower in 2019.
IF YOU head outside tomorrow morning and look up from about 2am, chances are you're going to see a few shooting stars. This year, the Lyrids will arrive amid the coronavirus lockdown, meaning most stargazers will not have a chance to watch the shower outdoors. Here's something to look forward to: Peter Jenniskens in his tome "Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets" predicts the next Lyrid outbursts might happen in 2040 and 2041. Also, you should bring something that will help you recline like a lawn chair or a blanket.