When the stars shoot back: Look to the heavens tonight for an amazing meteor shower

EVER seen a “shooting” star? Want to see a whole lot more? 

Thought so, then you’re in luck. Over this coming week we’re in for a “meteor shower” called the Lyrids and it’s a perfect excuse to stay up late and enjoy the show.

Meteor showers are caused by the Earth passing through the dusty trail of a comet that came by, perhaps hundreds of years ago.

Of course we know them as “shooting stars” but that’s not quite right.

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