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Lyrid meteor shower to illuminate Qatar sky tomorrow

Residents of the Northern Hemisphere including Qatar residents will have a good chance to seeing and observing Lyrids meteor shower, moreover, it will illuminate the northern hemisphere sky from the evening of Tuesday, April 21, 2020, till the dawn of Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

Astronomer expert at (QCH) Dr. Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrids meteor shower is usually active every year from April 16, till April 25, while its peak occurs around April 22, every year.

According to astronomer experts on meteors shower observations; Lyrids meteor shower is one of the important meteors showers seen from Earth, where the average rate of Lyrids showers flow will be 10 - 20 Lyrids meteors per hour.

Dr. Beshir Marzouk added, the observing of the meteor shower does not need to astronomical instrumentations so that Qatar residents and the countries of all Northern Hemisphere residents can see Lyrids meteor showers with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollutions (pure sky), and darker places, moreover, they need to look to eastern horizon of the sky from midnight till the dawn of Wednesday to can observing Lyrids meteor showers, added, they can take perfect photos for Lyrids meteor shower by using recent digital cameras, but they need to increase an exposure time of the camera to can get the best photos for Lyrids meteor shower.

The observation of Lyrids meteor showers this year will be very special because the sky will be darker from midnight until the dawn of Saturday, where the Moon will be rise over Qatar sky on Wednesday at 4:50 Am Doha local time.

Lyrids meteor shower is created by debris from "Thatcher Comet"; where the Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind during April 16, till

April 25 every year.

As known, the best time for observing Lyrids meteor shower from midnight till dawn time, while the best location is a darker location without light and environmental pollutions.

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