Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Conditions are expected to be ideal for viewing the Lyrid meteor shower on Friday night and Saturday morning.This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, shows the Lyrid meteors passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky near Yangon, Myanmar.

Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris – leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.

(Image credit: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

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