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How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower – Livescience.com

The Lyrids will light up the skies starting this weekend.

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It’s almost time for the Lyrids, the meteor shower that originates from the tail of a comet that circles the sun once every 415 years. 
The comet may be a rare sight, but Earth passes through debris from its orbit every year in late April. This year, the medium-bright meteors that occur when the debris streaks through the atmosphere will be visible between April 16 and April 30 in the Northern Hemisphere. 
To watch, look up after 10:30 p.m. local time wherever you can find a dark patch of sky with…

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