April skywatching alert: Keep your eyes cast upward for shooting stars.
Late winter and early spring are a quiet time in the skies, at least as far as meteors are concerned, but the activity heats back up again in April, so keep your eyes on the skies starting mid-month for a chance to make a wish upon a shooting star.
Two meteor showers begin April 15, the Lyrids and the eta Aquariids.
The Lyrids is the shorter of the two meteor showers, but it is the better opportunity to view shooting stars in the northern hemisphere, according to the American Meteor Society.
It runs from April 15 to 29, peaking on the night of April 22 into 23.
During the peak period, the moon will only be 9% full, creating good conditions for viewing meteors in a dark sky.
The best time to view the Lyrids is in the hours just before dawn.
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The eta Aquariids is a long-lasting meteor shower, running from April 15 to May 27, but viewing opportunities are best in the southern hemisphere.
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