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Lyrid Meteor shower to light up British skies on Thursday.

Astronomers have predicted a peak at around 1 pm that the Lyrid meteor shower will be visible all day on Thursday. According to the Tania de Sales Marques, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, since the peak occurs during the day the suitable time to try to spot the shower will be before sunrise on the 22nd or after sunset.

Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers which are known for fast and bright meteors, with the first reported sighting dating back to 687 BC, according to NASA. The Lyrid meteor shower often happens in late April each year, occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of a comet.