The Lyrid Meteor Shower seen every year on April 22 and 23 is likely to be good this year as well. this meteor shower seen in the north-east direction of Lyra constellation is seen in large numbers. President of Sky Watch Group Prof. Suresh Chopane gave this information.
This meteor shower is visible due to comet Thatcher. This comet has been visible since the time when this comet passed by the earth in 1861. when the orbit of the earth is close, after 20 years in 2042, a very big meteor shower will be seen. Then the meteors will look like rain.
This comet (C 1861/G1) was discovered by Alfred Thacher of America on 5/4/1861. But the ancient people have seen this meteor shower for the past 2500 years. The Chinese recorded seeing this meteor shower in 687 BC.
How To Observe
A meteor shower is not visible through binoculars, small (10-×50) binoculars are better. The best way to observe a meteor shower is to lie on the ground and look at the sky on a dark night. All astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts should watch this meteor shower. It is a superstition that if you look at it your wish will come true.