Check out the Lyrids meteor shower in Qatar on Wednesday

Don’t miss one of the world’s oldest meteor showers

Check out the Lyrids meteor shower in Qatar on Wednesday

We know you’ve been spending a lot of time in, but we’ve got a good reason for you to pop your heads out of your windows for a few minutes at least.

On Wednesday April 22, you’ll have a chance to view and observe the Lyrids meteor shower. This phenomenon will be visible to residents in the Northern Hemisphere, where Qatar is located.

Announced by Qatar Calendar House, the meteor shower will illuminate the skies from evening on Tuesday April 21 until dawn on April 22.

QCH astronomer Dr Beshir Marzouk said the Lyrids meteor shower is usually active every year from April 16 to 25, and its peak occurs around on April 22 every year.

According to astronomy experts on meteors shower observations, Lyrids meteor shower is one of the oldest and most important meteors showers seen from Earth.

Dr Marzouk, added, “The observing of the meteor shower does not need any astronomical instrumentation, so residents of Qatar and the countries in the Northern Hemisphere can see Lyrids meteor showers from places without light and environmental pollution and darker places. They need to look towards the eastern horizon of the sky from midnight until the dawn to observe Lyrids meteor showers. They can take perfect photos using modern digital cameras, but they need to increase exposure time of the camera to get the best photos.”

This year is extra special because the sky will be darker from midnight until dawn on Saturday April 25, when the moon will rise at 4.50am.

Keep an alarm and don’t forget to take a quick peek at this astronomical phenomenon.

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