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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the Perseid meteor shower on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Vinton, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

Look up. You might get a glimpse of the annual Lyrid meteor shower Friday night.


Be sure to look up Friday night into early Saturday morning. You might get a glimpse of the annual Lyrid meteor shower -- the first to occur since January, AccuWeather reported. Viewers could expect to see up to 20 meteors an hour in areas with a clear sky and low light pollution.

Lyrid meteor shower to light up night sky

The best time to view the meteors is after midnight. And because the meteors originate from the same point, they will be visible in all areas of the sky. That means there's no need to look in a specific area of the sky--just glance up and you should be able to see one. 

Those across the western United States and western Great Lakes will have optimal viewing conditions, unlike those near the East Coast, central Plains, and Rocky Mountains due to cloudy skies.

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