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Shooting Stars 2024: time for the Lyrids this April! Dates and observation

“Shooting stars 2024: time for the Lyrids this April! Dates and observation”

ÉSHOOTING STARS. From April 14 to 30, 2024, you can attend   the rain of shooting stars of the Lyrids. Here is all the information à know to admire the phenomenon.

Several major stellar gatherings of shooting stars take place during the year 2024. This month of April , we will not miss the phenomenon of the Lyrids observable from April 14 to 30 2024, and whose peak of activity is takes place on the night of April 21-22, with observers able to see approximately 18 meteors per hour in cloudy conditions. ;#39;optimal observation.

The Lyrids, one of the most beautiful showers of shooting stars of the year and also the One of the oldest astronomical phenomena observed 2,700 years ago, promises a spectacle fairytale in the sky. At what time to observe them and how? What is this astronomical phenomenon? Find all the essential information below &agrav; good preparation and observation of shooting stars. 

These are grains of dust from the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, discovered in 1861, which was discovered in 1861. fall on the terrestrial atmosphere, when the Earth passes through it. Located in the constellation of Lyra and active from April 14 to April 30, 2024, the rain According to the International Meteor Organization, the number of shooting stars in the Lyrids peaks on the night of April 21 to 22 each year ;e, with a rate of 5 à 20 météor observable   on time, launched at the same time an average of 49 kilometers per second.

Until April 30, it is possible to observe the Lyrids. To observe them, look up in the direction of the brilliant star Vega, located ;e to the northeast. You have to be alert; at the beginning of the night before the moon rises, until midnight. around 2 a.m. Indeed, the light of the Moon hinders observations and makes the shooting stars invisible. If, however, you observe the shooting stars after the rising of the Moon, if possible place yourself back to front. the moon. The brightness should not interfere with observing the most visible meteors, especially if you manage to get there. Being far away city ​​centers or points of light. When you see a meteor, multiply the wishes, a well-known tradition&nbsp ;!

No danger or need for specific equipment! Shooting stars are visible everywhere. the naked eye of everyone. No need to take out the binoculars or telescope, given the high speed & which moves the balls of fire through the earth's atmosphere (an average of 50 km/second). About a quarter of shooting stars leave trails visible for several seconds.

To be able to observe a shower of shooting stars optimally, the sky must not be obscured by clouds or by light pollution.  To orient yourself more easily, you can use a mobile application like Sky Tonight available on Google Play or on the App Store, which will allow you to identify the constellations and their position in the sky.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116