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Lyrids Meteor Shower

April 21 - April 22

Free
Period: Apr 14–30
See table of times
Peak: Apr 21–22
Up to 18 meteors per hour
Parent: C/1861 G1 (Thatcher)
Where: Both Hemispheres

 

In 2021, the Lyrids will peak on the night between Apr 21–22

April Meteor Shower

The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and 25 every year. It tends to peak around April 22 or 23.

Oldest Recorded Meteor Shower

Named after constellation Lyra, the Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers—according to some historical Chinese texts, the shower was seen over 2,500 years ago. The fireballs in the meteor shower are created by debris from comet Thatcher, which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun. The comet is expected to be visible from Earth again in 2276.

 

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Details

Start:
April 21
End:
April 22
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/lyrids.html
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