Lyrid meteor shower lights up North West: Update
Lyrid meteor showers gave great time to millions and millions of sky-watchers across the world. From Europe to US and many other areas, Lyrid meteors illuminated the skies for almost a whole week.
But alas, when the peak time came, the Nepal earthquake 2015 made any thought of enjoying a celestial occasion the farthest thing to many people.
More than 3500 people have already died due to the powerful earthquake measured at 7.9 on the Richter scale. But rescuers claim that many more thousand people must be trapped under hundreds of buildings that were flattened by the powerful quake and the aftershocks that continue to follow. Some aftershocks were as powerful as 6.7 exacerbated the problem.
In the meantime reports suggest that the annual Lyrid meteor shower lit up the night sky over Cumbria, UK on Tuesday.
Large numbers of meteors continue to fall throughout the night. Reports suggest that on average 15 to 20 of the shooting stars can be seen an hour, though an especially active Lyrid shower produced around 90 an hour in 1982. The meteors, sand-like particles shed by Comet Thatcher, leave luminous streaks across the sky as they burn up in the atmosphere. But people couldnâ€™t enjoy the meteors due to unprecedented tragedy in Nepal.
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