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Lyrids Meteor Shower (peak): 22-23 April 2014
During revolution around the Sun, the Earth passes through leftover debris
generated by comets intersecting its orbit. While entering into the Earth’s
atmosphere, the debris burn up and produce streaks of lights which can be
viewed from Earth.
During April 16-25, the Earth passes through the debris of Comet Thatcher
(C/1861 G1) which produces the Lyrids meteor showers. About 20-30 meteors
per hour are expected to radiate from constellation Lyra near the star Vega.
Countryside locations are considered favorable to witness the event.
Observers in Pakistan can observe the peak of Lyrids meteor shower during
the mid night of 22nd and 23rd April in the North-East direction though the
last quarter moon would make it a bit difficult to observe.