Lyrid Meteor Shower

Lyrid meteor shower tonight: Watch it live, right here

Lyrid meteor shower tonight: Watch it live, right here

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight, and you can watch it live, right here.

The astronomy website Slooh.com will live stream a view of the night sky from its telescopes on the Canary Islands beginning at 5 p.m. PDT. The show will also include some images of comets as a reminder of where our meteor showers come from in the first place.

Nearly all the annual meteor showers occur when the Earth moves through a stream of dust and debris left in the wake of a comet. The parent comet of tonight's meteor shower is known as Thatcher. As our planet passes through this collection of comet detritus small...

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