Witness a heavy meteor shower on the UAE skies tonight

Witness a heavy meteor shower on the UAE skies tonight

Stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat as the meteors hailing from the Lyre constellation, or ‘Lyrids’, can be seen from all over the world without the aid of a telescope. Depending on how clear the skies are, stargazers can see more than 20 meteors an hour. After the moon sets, the meteors will be even more visible. Peak shower hours will be after midnight on Saturday, 21st April until the early hours of Sunday, 22nd April.

The phenomenon which occurs every year from April 16th to 25th, can be seen from all vantage points worldwide, but especially in dark areas far from urban lights and cities until the early hours of the dawn with some areas will witness a heavy meteor shower, falling debris from a comet as earth passes through its orbit.