Lyrid meteor shower lights up sky over Cumbria

Lyrid meteor shower lights up sky over Cumbria

Lyrid meteor shower lit up sky and offered great time to many sky-watchers across the world. According to experts, Lyrid meteors illuminated the skies for about an entire week from Europe to US and numerous other areas.

It has been suggested that the annual Lyrid meteor shower had lit up the night sky over Cumbria, UK on Tuesday. Huge numbers of meteors continued to fall throughout the night. Reports suggest that on an average 15 to 20 of the shooting stars can be observed an hour and a particularly active Lyrid shower had produced around 90 an hour back in 1982.

The meteors, particles similar to sand shed by Comet Thatcher, leave luminous streaks across the sky when they burn up in the atmosphere. People were not able to take pleasure of the meteors because of unprecedented tragedy in Nepal.

Numerous orbs of light streaking across the sky can be seen in the footage captured in Coniston. Lyrid meteors tend to be bright and frequently leave trails and about 10 to 20 meteors per hour can be anticipated at their peak. As per the experts, the Lyrids are well-known for uncommon surges that could sometime bring the rate up to 100 per hour.


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