Oct 1, 2020

Lyrid meteor shower to grace the night sky on April 22

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) astronomical diary said the Lyrids are bright and fast meteors that can be observed on the sky during the second half of this month.

Photo courtesy of Jarrod Lorenz Asignacion.

The Lyrids are predicted to display a radiant meteor shower show across the night sky on April 22 until dawn of April 23.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) astronomical diary said the Lyrids are bright and fast meteors that can be observed on the sky during the second half of this month.

“The shower typically generates a dozen meteors per hour under optimal conditions with a brief maximum that lasts for less than a day,” PAGASA said.

The Lyrid meteor shower has been observed for more than 2,600 years. However, it was observed to have weakened in recent times.

“Chinese records show that stars fell like rain during the meteor shower of 687 B.C. However, in recent times, the Lyrids have generally been weak,” the weather bureau said.

Share your vote!


How do you feel about this post?
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Angry