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There is still time to catch 2019 Lyrid meteor shower

If you missed parts of the light show from Lyrid meteor shower on Sunday night, wasn't worried. An encore performance is expected to be from Monday night to dawn on Tuesday.The phenomenon occurs when the earth passes through the dust track behind the comet, according to Space.com. The lyrids seem to stretch out of an area called the ray point, near the bright star Vega.The best time to watch the meteors will be around 9 am to 1The best view comes from the northern hemisphere, according to Space.com. Up to 18 meteors are expected per hour, but the brightness of the full moon can make them less visible.NASA advises star viewers to go somewhere as dark as possible and give their eyes up to 30 minutes to adapt to the dark. The site also warns against using telescopes and binoculars, as showers take up the whole sky and the tools will only limit the viewer's reach.Lyrid's source, Comet Thatcher, revolves around the sun every 415 years, but the Earth goes through its path every year in the spring. Lyrid's meteor shower has been seen as early as 687 B.C. and is one of the earliest recorded, according to Space.com.But don't just focus on the radiation point, because meteors that come further away will produce longer, more striking tails, Space.com reported.Lyrid showers also tend to produce outbreaks of up to 100 meteors per hour, but these outbreaks are difficult to predict.

If you missed parts of the light show from Lyrid meteor shower on Sunday night, wasn’t worried. An encore performance is expected to be from Monday night to dawn on Tuesday.

The phenomenon occurs when the earth passes through the dust track behind the comet, according to Space.com. The lyrids seem to stretch out of an area called the ray point, near the bright star Vega.

The best time to watch the meteors will be around 9 am to 1

The best view comes from the northern hemisphere, according to Space.com. Up to 18 meteors are expected per hour, but the brightness of the full moon can make them less visible.

NASA advises star viewers to go somewhere as dark as possible and give their eyes up to 30 minutes to adapt to the dark. The site also warns against using telescopes and binoculars, as showers take up the whole sky and the tools will only limit the viewer’s reach.

Lyrid’s source, Comet Thatcher, revolves around the sun every 415 years, but the Earth goes through its path every year in the spring. Lyrid’s meteor shower has been seen as early as 687 B.C. and is one of the earliest recorded, according to Space.com.

But don’t just focus on the radiation point, because meteors that come further away will produce longer, more striking tails, Space.com reported.

Lyrid showers also tend to produce outbreaks of up to 100 meteors per hour, but these outbreaks are difficult to predict.

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