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The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

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How meteor showers work [INFORGRAPHIC]

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Astronaut Snaps Stunning Meteor Pictures from Space

On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night skies, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. This image was taken on April 22, 2012.

How to see the Lyrid meteor shower over the UK

The Lyrid meteor shower is set to appear in the skies tonight, providing a great opportunity for stargazers to catch a glimpse of this annual spectacle.

US astronaut Don Pettit's photographs of space – in pictures

A meteorite from the Lyrid meteor shower burns up over Florida

Lyrid meteor shower 2016: When can stargazers see the annual show?

The annual Lyrid meteor shower takes places annually between April 16 and April

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Did YOU spot the Lyrids last night? Amazing images reveal meteors

Graeme Whipps captured this stunning picture of the Lyrid meteor shower above Pitcaple in Aberdeenshire

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Quick, comet on and have a look! Dazzling NASA footage shows twinkling meteor shower and gleaming Northern Lights from space

NASA time-lapse shows Lyrid meteor shower from space - as well as the Aurora Borealis and lightning strikes hitting the earth

See the supermoon in Iceland!

Meteor shower over Snæfellsjökull glacier, by Diana Robinson

Tonight's Lyrid meteor shower: everything you need to know

Tonight's Lyrid meteor shower: everything you need to know | Science | The Guardian