Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week after 'shooting star' drought - New Style Motorsport

Sky watchers will finally get to enjoy the thrill of “shooting star” viewing again this week when the April Lyrids meteor shower arrives after a three-month meteor drought.

For those who enjoy looking at the night sky for the view of meteorsPopularly known as “shooting” or “shooting” stars, these last few months have been pretty quiet. There are many meteor showers that occur over the course of the year, but only ten are recognized as the ‘main’ meteor displays. The last rain of this type that took place was the Quadrantid Meteor Shower on January 3. Since then, there have been no other notable meteor showers to look for.

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