LOOK: Med Student Captures the Lyrid Meteor Shower Using His Smartphone

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Med student Jayzer “JAZZ” Amahan shared these images of the annual Lyrid meteor shower from the Constellation Lyra. Jazz shot these photos on April 23, 2021 in Tetuan, Zamboanga City.

According to Jazz, he shot 918 pictures from 1AM to 6AM using the Autoclicker app of his smartphone. These photos were shot around 4AM to 5AM. He said, “I was asleep while taking these shots [and I] let my smartphone [do] its job.”

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According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Lyrids “are one of the oldest known meteor showers” and that they “have been observed for 2,700 years.”

NASA adds, “the Lyrids are known for their fast and bright meteors. Lyrids can surprise watchers with as many as 100 meteors seen per hour.

They are usually seen from April 21 to 22.

Jazz enhanced his skills in mobile astrophotography during the quarantine last year.

According to him, it made him appreciate the night skies.

He dedicated his photos to his little sister, who is also named Lyra.

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