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Stargazers to see Lyrids meteor shower midnight Saturday

Update: April, 20/2017 - 14:00
A meteor falls from the sky.—Illustrative photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Stargazers in Việt Nam are expected to see Lyrids meteor shower from midnight Saturday .

They are likely to see some 20 Lyrid meteors per hour during the shower’s peak.

Đặng Vũ Tuấn Sơn, head of the Việt Nam Amateur Club of Astronomy, said the best time to see the meteor shower was believed to be about 2am on Sunday.

The Lyrid meteor shower takes place annually between April 16 and April 25. In 2017, it will peak on the morning of April 22, with the greatest number of meteors falling during the few hours before dawn.

Head somewhere away from the bright lights towards the more rural areas if you can and be prepared to wait at least an hour to see the shower. Additionally, look for an open area to view the shower. — VNS


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