Lyrid Meteor Shower

Date: April 16, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Time: 12:00 am - 5:00 am

Event Description

This annual meteor shower takes place from about April 16 -25, peaking on April 22nd. During peak, you can expect about 15-20 meteors an hour. Lyrids are caused by the dust from Comet Thatcher. and named after the constellation Lyra

Observing tips:

Starting the evening of April 21st, go outside, away from artificial light, and look northeast; at midnight you will look due east and at 5:00 am, you will look southeast. Get comfy and enjoy. The comets will pass near Vega, which is the brightest star in this part of the sky that night. Note the moon will be three-quarters full rising around 10pm and setting about 7am.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower