Surges Of Up To 100 Meteors Per Hour Will Light Up The Kentucky Skies During The 2020 Lyrid Meteor Shower This April

April is known for its rain showers, but did you know it is also a time to look to the sky for meteor showers? Every year, the Lyrid meteor shower takes place in the second half of April, illuminating the sky. This year will be no different and hopefully, the weather will cooperate for prime viewing of this springtime show from space. You may witness up to 100 meteors per hour as the Kentucky skies light up with this incredible meteor shower.

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Spring is a beautiful time of year and that includes after the sun goes down. Mark your calendar now for right before dawn on April 22nd, head outside, look to the sky and see if the Lyrid meteor shower is lighting up the skies above your Kentucky home. Do you love staying up at night or getting up early for meteor showers? Are you planning on trying to catch this one? Let us know in the comments!

For more information on the details of the Lyrid meteor shower, visit the EarthSky website.

And if you are very interested in astronomy, be sure to plan a visit to this fascinating destination in eastern Kentucky.

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