Experience the Lyrid meteor shower in all its glory
The annual Lyrid meteor shower is set to take place later this month, and that means it’s the perfect time to get those astronomical telescopes out to make sure you’re ready for it. The Lyrid meteors, known as April’s shooting stars, can produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds with there usually being around 10-20 sightings per hour, although uncommon surges of as many as 100 in an hour have been known. It’s this unpredictable nature that makes the Lyrids so tantalising, because the possibility of such a huge number of them means they could make for a truly spectacular show.
And, this year offers something extra special — the meteor shower is set to coincide with the new moon, guaranteeing a dark sky so the meteors themselves will be far more visible. There won’t be any moonlight to obscure your view which will make the show even more spectacular, and if you want to see the shower at its best then get out there on the night of April 21/22 (meteors should be visible between the 16th and 25th of April, but it’s this night that the shower should peak).
The Lyrid meteors will be visible with the naked eye so everyone can enjoy the show, but the only way to really experience it in all its glory is to get the right astronomical telescopes to suit. Doing so will ensure maximum vision to bring the night sky to life whilst ensuring you can make the most of this astronomical event, and if you’re looking for the scopes to suit just get in touch and we’ll happily advise.