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Tonight and Tuesday Morning is the Peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower

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Published: Apr. 22, 2019 at 1:59 PM EDT
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On Monday night, anyone who enjoys viewing a meteor shower is in for a "night sky" treat.

The Lyrids Meteor shower will peak from Monday night into Tuesday morning.

These meteors radiate from the constellation lyra the Harp, near the star Vega.

The meteor shower technically peaks overnight and before dawn Tuesday, but can be seen for a few more nights.

To see these meteors, you'll want to look in the northeast sky and you could see around 10 meteors per hour, perhaps up to 20.

However we will have a few things to contend with.

Increasing cloud cover and rain by daybreak will hinder our chances.

We are also in the waning gibbous moon phase, which is 89% full.

So it will be hard to see them, however you will again have a few more chances the next few nights if you don't see any overnight Monday into Tuesday.

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