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Summer meteor shower to peak next week: museum | Company FOCUS TAIWAN



Photo from the Taipei Astronomical Museum

Taipei, April 20 (CNA) Stargazers in Taiwan will have a chance to look at Lyrid's meteoric rainfall when it reaches its peak in the early morning of April 23, according to a Taipei astronomy museum on Saturday.

Though it is likely that moonlit interferences will occur, there is still a high probability of catching parachute stars, because the famous meteor shower that produces fireballs – brighter than the usual meteors – which can even compare the brightness of Venus and the museum, throw shadows.

The museum predicts that the 14-23 meteorite may be flashing sky by the hour of radiation in the northern sky and observation conditions will remain ideal for the next two nights if time permits.

The meteor shower, which can be seen with the naked eye, gets its name because its glow is near Alpha Lyrae, the brightest stars of the Lyra constellation.

The Taipei Ministry of Transport has announced that, depending on weather conditions, traffic control around the peak of meteor shower near the Yangmingshan area is a hot spot for astronomy enthusiasts.

(Author Lee Hsin-Yin)
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