It’s Earth Day today. The Lyrid meteor shower also reaches its height tonight. What a lovely day to celebrate and be thankful to our Mother, the earth, for all she provides for us. 38 more words
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Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.
EARTH DAY METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower.
Prof. Peter Brown of the Universiy of Western Ontario reports that “the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) just finished processing orbital data from last night and the Lyrids are showing up quite nicely. 180 more words
Once a year, Earth experiences the Lyrid meteor shower as it passes through a region of cosmic debris left behind by a comet known as Comet Thatcher, which orbits the sun once every 415 years leaving behind fresh debris each time. 106 more words
Ephemeris for Monday, April 21st. The sun rises at 6:48. It’ll be up for 13 hours and 46 minutes, setting at 8:34. The moon, 1 day before last quarter, will rise at 2:52 tomorrow morning. 200 more words