Stargazers, listen up; one of the oldest known meteor showers will be visible in Montana this month.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks in late March and has been observed for 2,700 years.

The Chinese first observed the Lyrids Meteor Shower in 687.

Lyrids Meteor Shower Details

The Lyrids Meteor Shower's fast and bright meteors are what make it so cool.

On occasion, viewers can see as many as 100 meteors an hour.

Generally, Lyrid meteors are most common between 10 and 20.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower tends not to have long glowing dust trails, as you might find with some showers.

However, it does produce occasional bright flashes, often referred to as fireballs.

Lyrids Meteor Shower
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Lyrids Meteor Shower

Lyrids Meteor Shower

Lyrids Meteor Shower History

According to NASA, some of the most spectacular sightings occurred in 1803 in Virginia, 1922 in Greece, 1945 in Japan, and 1982 in the United States.

Where Does The Lyrids Meteor Shower Come From?

The Lyrids Meteor Shower basically consists of broken-up asteroids.

Evidently, when comets are near the sun, they leave dust trails behind.

These dust trails then come in contact with the earth's atmosphere and burn up, hence the meteor shower.

How To View The Lyrids Meteor Shower

To see the Lyrids Meteor Shower, you'll want to keep an eye on the eastern sky after dark.

It's best to let your eyes adapt to the darkness for about 30 minutes before searching for the meteors.

As long as the skies remain clear, you'll be able to see the Lyrids Meteor Shower all night long.

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