OHIO – Look up during the clear nights sky this week for the sights of the Lyrid meteor shower.
The Lyrid meteor show is left overs from a comet that just passed by called the Thatcher. These leftovers cause a cascade of meteors to fall into the earths orbit over the course of several days.
According to Earthsky.org They start appearing on April 16th, but start to have peak activity starting April 19th and fully peak on the 21st and 22. What makes this another one not to miss is during the new moon the sky is darker letting you see more of the astroids fall. This meteor group has some weird tendencies to have one or two per hour and up to 60 to 100 per hour so it is one to watch.
Best area to watch for them in the Southern Ohio area is the Northeast area.