The meteors from the Lyrids are produced by the comet Thatcher. When Earth encounters debris from this comet, the meteors are created.
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Even though the moon won’t help this year, the Lyrids are known for producing bright fireballs! A fireball is just a meteor that is as bright as the planet Venus. They often have bright tails that are visible as they burn up in the atmosphere. A fireball was spotted April 16 around Washington, D.C., which was likely from the Lyrids, according to the American Meteor Society.
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Keep checking with your Storm Center 7 team to get updated forecasts and details on when to look as we get closer to Monday and Tuesday.