If you love looking up at the night sky and seeing meteor showers this is the week for you.

It's time for the Lyrid meteor shower. According to PennLive, during outburst years you could see as many as 100 meteors per hour however, this is not an outburst year. With that being said, it should still put on a great show for stargazers. According to the report the meteor shower will hit its peak late tonight and into tomorrow morning.

And as usual the weather over Binghamton might not cooperate for the peak of the meteor shower, however we might be able to see it early Wednesday and we should still be able to see some Fireballs shooting through the sky Wednesday night.

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According to the WBNG Storm Track 12 weather forecast tonight is supposed to be mostly cloudy with snow showers, but tomorrow is supposed to be partly cloudy during the day and mostly clear tomorrow night.

The Moon is cooperating with the Lyrid meteor shower because the Moon will be heading towards the new moon phase which means it won't be lighting up the sky as much as a full moon.

The best way to view meteor showers is the same as viewing stars. You want to find a dark area free from artificial lights, including street lights. The darker the place you watch from the more visible the meteors should be. The ideal place to watch would be on top of a hill in a dark area.

[via: PennLive/WBNG]

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