Two meteor showers – The Lyrids and Pi Puppids – will peak simultaneously between the 22 and 24 April 2015

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Two meteor showers, the Lyrids and Pi Puppids are about to peak simultaneously between the 22 and 24 April, 2015.

So watch for amazing lights illuminating the sky… And loud booms!

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The Lyrids and Pi Puppids meteor showers have started illuminating the heavens on the 15th of April and will reach their maximums between the 22nd and 24th of April.

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The Lyrids are created b y dust particles from the tail of comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher. The phenomenon is best observed from the northern hemisphere, but is also visible from anywhere in the world.

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The second meteor rain, Pi Puppids – from the constellation Puppis – will look better from the southern hemisphere. This second meteor shower is triggered by the remains of comet 26P / Grigg-Skjellerup.

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So, take notes: You may be able to spot about 10-20 meteors per hour between April 22 and 24, 2015.

So stare at the sky!

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