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Lyrid Meteor Shower to dazzle stargazers in mid to late April

Lyrid Meteor Shower
Lyrid Meteor Shower becomes active in mid to late April, peaking on April 21, 22 of 2021.

April is famous for rain showers, as in "April showers bring May flowers."

The numerous rain showers in April provide growing gardens a welcomed drink, and even lead to vibrant rainbows, but April is also home to an annual meteor shower.

According to the American Meteor Society, the Lyrid Meteor Shower becomes active in mid to late April, peaking the night of April 21, 2021 through the morning of April 22, 2021.

Typically, observers can see about 10 to 15 meteors an hour, though moonlight in 2021 may dim some of the fainter fireballs as it gets bigger in the sky.

To increase your odds of wishing upon a shooting star, find a dark place away from city lights and look up.

There are six dark sky preserves in Michigan and two International Dark Sky Parks in Michigan. One of the international parks is Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Cass County.

Get comfortable because spotting a meteor often takes time and patience.

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