The universe gives us one of the most beautiful spatial phenomena to witness. Get ready because it's also the oldest!
From approximately April 16 to 25, the sky will be monopolized by Lyrid stars, formed by particles of dust that come off the comet Thatcher. The Lyrid Meteor Shower—whose name comes from the Lyra constellation—is produced every year; only sometimes it occurs with greater intensity, as in this case.
It is simple. On its way around the Sun, the Earth collides with the orbit of Thatcher Comet and, that immediately generates a kind of rocky drizzle. For this reason, the first records of this phenomenon date back more than 2,700 years.
This year the highlight of the show will be April 22 during the early morning of the northern hemisphere. On that day you'll be able to see about 18 meteors per hour, according to NASA. Best of all is that to witness this shower of stars you do not need any special element.
Enjoy it at any time, because you only need to look good at the high in the sky.
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