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Lyrids meteor shower in Australia: What is it? Can I see it? What time will it happen? – ABC News

Stargazers keen enough to stay up into the early hours could be rewarded with one of the word’s oldest recorded meteor showers in the coming nights.



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Stargazers keen enough to stay up into the early hours might be rewarded with meteor showers in the coming nights.
Although most visible in the northern hemisphere, Australian observers are often lucky enough to see the Lyrid showers in late April.
The Lyrids usually deliver a peak of roughly 10 to 20 meteors per hour in the night sky, according to NASA.
A quick refresher
First of all, meteor showers are seen when the Earth passes through dust clouds left by comets.
A rock floating in space is an…

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