Lyrid Meteor Shower To Light Up Weekend Sky

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Get ready to make a wish… there’s going to be a meteor shower in just a few hours.

“The meteor shower is called the Lyrid meteor shower because it comes from the constellation Lyra the Harp that has a really bright star called Vega that’s easy to see.” Griffith Observatory Astronomical Observer Tony Cook tells KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta.

“Actually the moon is new today so there’s no moon at all that we can see,” he said.

According to Cook, spectators can start watching at 11 p.m. Saturday but the view will be better closer to dawn.

“The Lyrids are usually not a spectacular shower but they are fun to see,” he added. “You might see about one every three minutes if you get away from all the city lights to go out to the desert or the mountains.”

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