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.