Lyrids Meteor Shower

When Apr 21, 2020 11:00 PM to
Apr 22, 2020 06:00 AM
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"The Lyrid meteor shower – April’s shooting stars – lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. The Lyrids are known for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts are not easy to predict, but they’re one of the reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking out. The radiant for this shower is near the bright star Vega in the constellation Lyra (chart here), which rises in the northeast at about 10 p.m. on April evenings. In 2020, we expect the peak viewing hours to take place in the dark hours before dawn April 22, with no moon to ruin the show." (

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