Light pollution obscures view of meteor showers

A view of the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower from aboard the International Space Station

In 2012, Lyrid meteor shower peaked on the Earth.

The Astronomy magazine reported that the Lyrids start as very small specks of dust that hit the atmosphere of Earth at 109,600 miles per hour and get vaporized from friction with air, thus creating streaks of light that dazzle in the night sky.

"The Lyrids are known for their fast and bright meteors, though not as fast or as plentiful as the famous Perseids in August, Lyrids can surprise watchers with as many as 100 meteors seen per hour", the USA space agency reports.

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EarthSky notes that the Lyrid meteor shower is composed of debris from Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher.

Get ready to see the night sky light up with shooting stars.

When the Lyrid meteor shower will be at its peak then people can see about 10-20 meteors per hour.

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The meteor shower is actually one of the oldest-known showers, according to NASA. The night sky will be pretty dark because of the waxing moon.

Even if you don't see any meteors, you'll have a great view of the three morning planets, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, plus the lovely and brilliant star Antares!

This weekend, we have the Lyrid Meteor Shower, which means the streaks will appear to us to emanate from the constellation Lyra. National Weather Service has forecasted clear skies for almost the western half of the U.S and the immediate Eastern Seaboard. Every year, Earth passes through a part of the Comet Thatcher's orbit, and the dusty debris burns up in our atmosphere. The Lyrids are called that because the meteors seem to be located in the Lyra constellation, near the star Vega. "Lie flat on your back with your feet facing east and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible", the space agency advises. However, NASA urges concentrating on a location at the skies away from the constellation, because they will "appear longer and more spectacular from that perspective". While these annual showers have been known to produce as many as 100 meteors an hour, that is once again not expected for this go-round.

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Head outside before dawn on Sunday for the best view.

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