Make a wish! Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium shares how to see shooting stars this week

John Landecker

NIEDERHOLLABRUNN, AUSTRIA – APRIL 21: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined to produce this image.) Startrails are seen during the Lyrids meteor shower over Michaelskapelle on April 21, 2020 in Niederhollabrunn, Austria. The clear skies created by the New Moon coincide with the Lyrid meteor shower, an annual display caused by the Earth passing through a cloud of debris from a comet called C/186 Thatcher. (Photo by Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images)

The 2021 Lyrid meteor shower is making its way across the night sky this week, so Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium joins John Landecker to explain how to watch this celestial phenomenon that has been observed for 2,700 years.

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