Looking for an escape from the coronavirus crisis? Just look to the heavens.
The Lyrid meteor shower – the first of the Spring – began Sunday night. It will peak tonight through the pre-dawn hours tomorrow with about ten visible each hour.
You should look to the Northeast, there should be a bright star named Vega. The radial point for the meteors is near that star.
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks the night of April 21 into the following morning. Typically this shower features 10 to 15 meteors per hour at its peak, but outbursts may reach 100 meteors per hour. Best viewing is 10pm-dawn. Try this nifty visualizer: https://t.co/0L8ncpi0Y1 pic.twitter.com/v6zIj2Ne30
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A waning moon will help make them even more visible than last year, CNN reports.