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Best viewing of Lyrid meteor shower next week

Skywatchers will have the chance next week to see the first obvious meteor shower of the year as the Lyrids reach peak visibility.

The show will take place on the night of April 22 and early in the morning on April 23. 214 more words


Lyrid Meteor Shower April 16 to 25, Peak April 22to 23

EarthSky reports

The annual Lyrid meteor shower is active each year from about April 16 to 25. The peak of this shower – which tends to come in a burst and usually lasts for less than a day – will fall on the morning of April 22 or 23, with the nod going to the later date.

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Starry Starry Night - Ursa Major!

The painting shown above is titled “Starry Night Over the Rhone” and was painted by Vincent van Gough in 1888. Rhone is a river that runs through France and ends in Mediterranean sea at the French city – Arles.  1,017 more words


Happy Earth Day

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


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


Enjoy the Things in Life

So the Lyrid meteor shower are here tonight and apparently there will be quite a sight tonight. However, it won’t be that great of a sight. 242 more words

Now You Have No Excuse To Miss the Lyrid Meteor Shower Tonight

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