Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week after ‘shooting star’ drought

Skywatchers will finally be able to enjoy the thrill of watching “shooting stars” again this week when April’s Lyrids meteor shower arrives after a three-month meteor drought.

For those who like to observe the night sky to see meteors, popularly called “shooting” or “shooting” stars, has been pretty quiet in recent months. There are many meteor showers that occur during the year, but only ten are recognized as major meteor displays. The last of these rains to occur was the quadrantid meteor shower on January 3rd. Since then, there have been no other meteor showers of note.

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