PORTLAND, Ore — Don't forget to look up this week because the 2021 Lyrid meteor shower is radiating through the sky and peaking Wednesday and Thursday.
KATU Meteorologist Dave Salesky says the Lyrids are remains from the comet Thatcher which rarely pass by Earth. The display is known for producing shooting stars that appear as fireballs.
So, where's the right location? Any dark area -- away from city light pollution -- will have the best viewing after 10:30 p.m.
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But, there's a catch: The moon will be illuminated at around 70%, making the display harder to see.
Experts say the best time to see the meteors will be after the moon sets, but before the sun rises -- at around 4-5 a.m.