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The Lyriden meteor swarm is here again: Falling stars will rain for the next few nights, with Friday night as the highlight |  Weather News

The Lyriden meteor swarm is here again: Falling stars will rain for the next few nights, with Friday night as the highlight | Weather News

At this time every year, the Lyrid meteor showers fall from stars. The highlight of the year is Friday night and we’re lucky with the weather forecast: A fairly cloudy night is expected.

You can also catch up on film stars on upcoming nights, but the event will be followed up on Fridays around 11pm. Then it is expected to like this From 13 to 19 stars fall in the hour.

The weather forecast also looks favorable. It won’t be completely overcast Friday night, but there will be swathes of places. It’s not cold either, because at night the temperature is about 10 degrees. In the Ardennes it is 7 degrees colder. The wind is moderate.

During the night from Thursday to Friday and night from Saturday to Sunday there are likely to be more clouds. The number of meteors, with a maximum of about 12 per hour, is also slightly less.

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The best time to spot the Lyrids is (except Friday evenings) between 3 and 4.30 pm. If you look to the southeast, you can see up to 16 meteors. It gets dark around 5.45am and the stars become less visible.

The meteor shower is made of pieces of space rock. Once such a rock enters our atmosphere and causes a light impact, it is called a meteorite. It is popularly referred to as a shooting star. A meteorite that manages to reach the Earth’s surface is called a meteorite.

The bright stars of Lyrids enter our atmosphere at a particularly high speed. On average, the speed is not less than 170,000 kilometers per hour. They are often very bright and sometimes display fireballs.

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