Image: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse (Nik Dunn)

Grab your blankets and step outside for a spectacular view this weekend!

According to The Weather Network, the Lyrid meteor shower will be visible across Canada (weather permitting) in the wee hours of Sunday, April 22nd.

These meteors are a result of the Earth passing through icy debris left behind by Comet 160;C/1861 G1 Thatcher during the second half of April. The shower is expected to deliver 20 meteors per hour, with the possibility of fireballs as well.

The best time to watch the show would be in the hours just before dawn on Sunday, when the night sky is at its darkest.

A few meteors may also be viewed in the early hours of Saturday, April 21st, so if Sunday doesn’t work out for you, this can be your backup plan!

Luckily, the forecast predicts mostly clear skies overnight for both Saturday and Sunday. Let’s hope it stays that way!

 

(Forecast this weekend/The Weather Network)

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