There will be a meteor shower this week

For the first time since January 3, astronomy fans will have the opportunity to observe meteor showers.

Named after Lyrides, it will reach its climax on the night of April 22-23.

It is one of the oldest swarms of shooting stars: it has been observed for 2,700 years.

Meteorites, although slower and less bright than the Perseids, can still be noticed. Maximum, there are about 20 hours in an hour.

As its name suggests, Lyrids appear in the direction of the Lyra constellation. It comes from a comet, C / 1861 G1, which takes 415 years to orbit around the sun.

What could play a spoiler is that a new moon might complicate the observation, and it could block the majority of meteors, except for the brightest ones.

“We must also move away from light pollution, and thus away from cities,” he adds. Loïc Quesnel, science activities coordinator at the Montreal Planetarium, revealed at QMI, if you live in the city and can’t get out, it’s not that bad, but you’ll only see a few, the brightest ones.

The phenomenon will be most apparent between 3 AM and 4 AM on April 23rd.

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