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Heaven on Earth: Three rare opportunities to see meteor showers this April

Heaven on Earth: Three rare opportunities to see meteor showers this April

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During the month of April, the sky will be set alight with no less than three meteor showers in the southern hemisphere, according to capetownetc.

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So grab your diary, pen in the dates and set your alarm. You might even want to make sure your phone or camera is fully charged.

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The South African astronomical Observatory (SAAO) delivered the news and identified the following showers to watch:

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– April Lyrids; – pi Puppids; and – eta Aquariids.

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From 16 to 25 April, the April Lyrids meteor shower will be visible in the southern hemisphere.

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The best time to view them will be from 02:00 to 05:00 on 22 April. For the best view look toward the Lyra constellation. The April Lyrids shower is expected to have a maximum hourly rate of 15 hours.

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