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The good thing about the movement control order is that air pollution in the country has substantially dropped, which means that it’ll be perfect to do some star-gazing during this time.
Luckily for us, one of the most significant meteor showers is almost here! The Lyrid meteor shower is usually active between April 16-25 every year. This year, Lyrid will peak on the night of April 23!
The oldest recorded meteor shower will be visible globally, so you can catch it right here in Malaysia too! If April 23 ends up being a clear night, it shouldn’t be too difficult to catch the meteors.
The peak of the shower will be on 23 April 2020 at 5.48am, so you’ll have to wake up a little earlier than usual or stay up for it. The Lyrid meteor showers boast up to 18 meteors per hour, so it’s time to get snuggly. You wouldn’t even really need special equipment to catch the meteor shower, as long as the weather stays clear.
To judge which direction you should be facing to get the best view of the showers, you can check out this handy website with an interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map to easily find out.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.