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How to view the Lyrid meteor shower from anywhere in the world

The Earth is currently experiencing a meteor shower, the annual result of a comet discovered more than 150 years ago.

The Lyrid meteor shower, so-called because it appears to come from the constellation Lyra, happens each April and scientists say it is visible from any place in the world.

Tomorrow night should be the best viewing time, weather permitting. Kevin Schindler, a historian at Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory, explains what exactly it is that we’ll be looking at.

If you want to catch a view of the shower, you can do it best this Saturday night. Schindler recommends grabbing a lounge chair, leaving the city lights behind and taking in the view.

The best part about this celestial happening is that you don’t need to go to an observatory or even have access to a telescope. You just need to look up.

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