Danish skies a potential garden of celestial delights tonight – The Post

Danish skies a potential garden of celestial delights tonight

Shooting stars and Northern Lights in the offing for sky-gazers

The Lyrid shower shows up in April every year (photo: Bruce McClure)
April 22nd, 2015 12:25 pm| by Ray W
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With a little patience and some luck, sky-gazers could enjoy quite the show tonight.

The annual Lyrid meteor shower culminates tonight, and with the current clear skies, those that look in the right direction and get away from the city lights could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour.

The meteor shower is named after the constellation Lyra, which starts out low in the eastern sky and will rise higher as the night progresses.

Northern Lights, Danish nights
Meanwhile, increased solar activity over the past few days may give extremely fortunate sky watchers in the northern part of the country a glimpse of the red and green colours of the fabled Northern Lights tonight.