Meteor showers this April: Three rare opportunities to see
Love star gazing?
Our sunsets and sunrises are beautiful. But added to that a meteor shower. And you are in for a treat.
WHAT IS A METEOR SHOWER?
A meteor as a space rock or meteoroid that enters Earth’s atmosphere. When Earth encounters many meteoroids at once, we call it a meteor shower.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
During a meteor shower, glowing streaks may appear anywhere in the sky, but their “tails” all seem to point back to the same spot in the sky, according to NASA.
METEOR SHOWERS: NOTE DOWN THESE DATES
In this month you will see not less than three meteor showers in the southern hemisphere
There are three metoer showers in this month
1. April Lyrids
2. The pi Puppids
3. The eta Aquariids.
Date: 16 to 25 April
Best time to view: Will be from 02:00 AM to 05:00 AM on 22 April.
For best view look toward the Lyra constellation.
THE PI PUPPIDS
Date: 15 to 28 April.
Best time to view: On 23 April between 19:00 and 23:00
For best view look towards the Puppis constellation.
THE ETA AQUARIDS
Last of the meteor showers to watch in April
Date: Active from 21 April to 12 May.
Best time to view: Will be between 03:30 AM and 05:30 AM.
For best view look toward the Aquarius constellation.
This shower’s maximum hourly rate is predicted to be 55.
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