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The Lyrid meteor shower is reaching its peak over Canada this month and the shooting stars can leave "persistent" trails across the sky!

Usually, the Lyrid meteor shower is active between April 16 and April 25 every year with peak activity around April 22 or April 23.

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The stargazing event of the season is going to reach its peak this week and you can catch it right here in Ontario.

The Perseid meteor shower is taking over the night skies all throughout August, but they will apparently be at their brightest and most visible on August 11 to 13 from midnight to dawn.

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The peak of the Perseid meteor shower in Canada is almost upon us, and Narcity spoke to Jenna Hinds with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to find out some tips and tricks for spotting the most shooting stars in the sky.

On the evening of August 12 and into the morning of August 13, the meteor shower will reach its peak and the best time to watch for shooting stars is after midnight. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers of the year because it usually has around 50 to 80 meteors an hour and a peak of 90 meteors an hour, a rate of more than one a minute.

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There's something about a meteor shower that lights up our lives with a sense of wonder & delight for the magic in our universe. With its dreamy illuminations, the Geminids Meteor Shower will be visible in Florida skies this December & across the U.S. — here's what you need to know to see it.

Unlike most meteor showers that come from the trail of a comet, this one comes from asteroid 3200 Phaethon. This radiant shower will produce up to 120 meteors per hour at its peak on Saturday, December 14th, filling the sky with a dazzling display.

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