UNITED STATES.- Astronomy lovers can make space on their agenda because April will bring one of the astronomical phenomena most shocking of the month and of the year. The Lyrid, an incredible meteor shower which will be available between April 16 and 25 and, of course, through the Intra News We are going to tell you everything about this event and how you can do to enjoy it.
In the first instance, it is necessary to point out that the Lyrids are dust particles left by the comet “C / 1861 G1 Thatcher”, discovered in 1861, and that when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere they light up and this makes small balls of fire. For this reason, many knowledgeable people have awaited these dates with great anxiety and it is not for less.
In this sense, to be able to observe this astronomical phenomenon it needs to be placed in a place where there is not much light pollution, that is, somewhere where there is not much light from the city. An open space could work quite well; the beach or the mountain would be ideal for all the context, but we know how complicated it can be.
Likewise, the Moon can play a trick on us, because between April 20 and 27 it will be in its phase from Crescent to Full and will project more light. At the same time, another thing that could make us a bad move would be the clouds, because if on those days the cloudiness is abundant, we will not be able to glimpse the Lyrids. On the other hand, we are going to leave you a series of useful tips so that you can fully enjoy this phenomenon.
Try to start “early” so that your eye gets used to the dark and looks to the opposite side of the Moon, since the Lyrid appear anywhere in the sky and with an activity rate of 18 to 100 meteors per hour. In addition, the night of April 22 will be when there are the greatest number of shooting stars and the best thing is that you do not need a telescope or binoculars, so enjoy this phenomenon as if you were a member of the POT.