Lyrid Meteor Shower Set to  Colorado

Peak This Week Above

One of the oldest recorded

 meteor showers is set to peak this week, and it could send hundreds of meteors streaking across the sky in Colorado. 

The 2022 Lyrid Meteor Shower

 is expected to peak on Thursday night through Friday morning, with up to 18 meteors per hour expected.

Stray meteors will

 likely be spotted in the days leading up to and following the peak.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower

 is caused by debris from comet Thatcher, which has a 415-year orbit around the sun.

This year's Lyrid shower

 is extra special, because it marks the end of a meteor shower drought that began in January 2022

The best time to view the shower

 will be between 12 AM and 2 AM, just before moon rise. If the night is clear, the shower will be visible without special equipment.

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