Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Lyrid Meteor Shower appears near the star Vega, part of the constellation Lyra the Lyre.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos|
- Spacedex Presents Lyrid Meteor Shower
- Vega: Blue-white Harp Star
- Know Your Constellations: Lyra the Lyre
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012
- StarDate 2012 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
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