Monday, April 15, 2013

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2013

The 2013 Lyrid Meteor Shower is expected to be at its peak April 21st through early April 22nd, but it is active from April 16th through April 25th. The waxing gibbous moon will hinder viewing at the shower's peak, but give it a whirl. It's possible to see up to 20 meteors per hour.

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
Check out these sites for more information about the Lyrid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:

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