Stray meteor could preview annual Lyrid Meteor Shower

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. –  A meteor was caught on camera over Delmarva Tuesday night, and turns out that may have just been a preview of what’s to come.

People in our area are now preparing for the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower.

This shower is visible every April, and has been observed for 2,700 years, according to NASA.

These meteors usually lack persistent trains but can produce fireballs. The possible meteor we saw Tuesday could be a part of the annual Lyrid Meteor shower which happens later this week.

This year, the meteor showers will begin on April 16, peak on April 22 and end on April 28.

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