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Meteor Shower Set to Dazzle Planet Earth This Weekend

Step aside minuscule shooting star, the world is about to see a meteor shower this weekend!

It’s not as scary as it sounds; meteor showers happen pretty much everyday. You know that shooting star you see? That’s actually a meteor. But what we’re going to see this weekend is a meteor SHOWER called the Lyrids. About 20 shooting stars per hour are going to hit the earth's atmosphere, which should create a spectacular light show, according to Astronomy Magazine.

In case you’re curious as to why exactly this happens, and without this becoming overly complicated; basically when the earth passes through the dusty leftovers of comets that tried to form maybe hundreds of years ago, you get a shower of meteors.

To catch the show, make sure you stay up late in a place void of air pollution (as much as possible), and don’t take your eyes off the sky.


Todays Events
Bigger Better Louder ft. A.K @ Cairo Jazz Club
Clubs
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club
Sound Of Egypt Orchestra @ Opera
Concerts
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Cairo Opera House
Misty @ The Tap East
Clubs
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Screening: Blue Velvet @ Magnolia
Film
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Magnolia Cafe
Mazaher Ensemble @ Egyptian Center
Concerts
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Egyptian Center for Culture & Art
New Art Within Old Walls @ Sultan Qaitbay
Exhibitions
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Sultan Qaitbay Mosque
Flying Carpets Workshop @ Darb 1718
Workshop
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Darb 1718
A-Squared @ The Tap Maadi
Clubs
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 10:00pm - 2:30am
Venue: The Tap Maadi