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Meteor Shower Illuminates the Night Sky

This year's Lyrids should be highly visible from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Meteor Shower Illuminates the Night Sky

Saturday's meteor shower could be one of the best and brightest, according to .

April 21's new moon guarantees a dark sky during the late night and early morning hours, making this year's Lyrids ideal for seeing shooting stars, the space agency posted on its Facebook page.

Lyrid meteors often produce luminous dust trains that can be observed for several seconds. They originate originate from a comet and appear to come from constellation Lyra. Depending on your location, you need only look up to see some 10-20 meteors per hour.

For viewing tips and dates for other upcoming meteor showers check out JPL's website at  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/meteor.cfm.

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