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Watch out for stunning Lyrids meteor shower starting April 16 through April 25

16 Apr 2018, 05:02 UTC
Watch out for stunning Lyrids meteor shower starting April 16 through April 25
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Get ready for yet another stunning meteor show starting April 16 through April 25. Lyrids meteor shower, an annual meteor shower will dazzle the skywatchers and onlookers with its stunning meteor shower this entire week. Lyrids Meteor shower is one of the oldest known shower ever recorded in the history. It dates back to some 2,700 years ago in 687 BC when it was first observed and documented.
According to its origin, Lyrid meteors are believed to be leftovers debris that escaped the comet G1 Thatcher that was first observed on April 5, 1861, over New York by astronomer A.E. Thatcher who named it as ‘G1 Thatcher’. But it was only in 1867 when astronomer Gottfried Galle proposed a link between Lyrids meteors and comet G1 Thatcher and later went on to prove it as well.
Every year between April 14 to 30, Earth passes through constellation Lyra was the particles of the Lyrids are orbiting. When Earth passes through it, the meteors create a stunning shower. On the other hand, the Lyrids particles lie near Vega which is its emerging point when seen in the sky. Vega belongs to the group of brightest stars in the cosmos which is ...

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