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Lyrid meteor shower 2022: When, where & how to see it

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks in late April and skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a good view of the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun. The Lyrid meteors streak across the sky between April 14 and April 30, so skywatchers have a chance to see them during that window, weather permitting.

Lyrid meteor shower

When: 14 to 30 April 

Peak: 22 April 

Comet of origin: C/1861 G1 Thatcher (Comet Thatcher)

Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR): 18

(The number of meteors a single observer would see in an hour of peak activity with a clear, dark sky and the radiant at the zenith). 

The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower will be on the night of April 22, NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told 

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