Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lyrids Meteor Shower: don't miss the fireworks....!

A Lyrid meteor in night skies over Nantucket, Mass.Lyrids Meteor Shower is round the corner.....


Look up in the sky to watch the Lyrids brighten the skies. On Saturday, April 21.


 For the 2012 Lyrids meteor shower, a new moon will set darker skies that are ideal for meteor watching. 
rid meteor shower will be viewable all over the world, with best rates seen just before dawn at the location where you're watching the skies. The Lyrids are very unpredictable, with peak meteor rates between 10-100 per hour. 


Lyrids are pieces of debris from the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher and have been observed for more than 2,600 years. In mid-April of each year, Earth runs into the stream of debris from the comet, which causes the Lyrid meteor shower.

Read More: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/lyrids2012_chat.html

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